Heinrich Scheuch

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Heinrich Schëuch (sometimes Scheüch; 21 June 1864, Sélestat – 3 September 1946, Bad Kissingen) was a German officer of the Prussian Army, Generalleutnant of the German Army and (from 1918 to 1919) Prussian Minister of War.

General der Infanterie[edit]

On the 27 August 1939, Tannenbergtag, the highly decorated Knight of the Order of Pour le Mérite received the "Charakter" (honorary title) as a General der Infanterie of the Wehrmacht.

Familie[edit]

His father (1820–1888) worked as a jurist in Colmar. His mother Emilie Graeff was born in 1831 in Sélestat and died in 1879 in Herrlisheim-près-Colmar.

Promotions[edit]

  • 17 Oktober 1893: Leutnant
  • 28 Juli 1892: Oberleutnant
  • 27 Januar 1897: Hauptmann
  • 18 August 1903: Major
  • 20 April 1910: Oberstleutnant
  • 22 März 1913: Oberst
  • 27 Januar 1915 or 1916: Generalmajor
  • 9 Oktober 1918: Generalleutnant
  • 27 August 1939: Charakter als General der Infanterie