Walther Schroth

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Walther Schroth
Born3 June 1882
Glumbowitz, German Empire
Died6 October 1944(1944-10-06) (aged 62)
Wiesbaden, Nazi Germany
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy (Wehrmacht)
Years of service1902–44
RankGeneral of the Infantry
Commands held1st Infantry Division
XII Army Corps
Battles/wars<World War I

World War II

AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walther Schroth (3 June 1882 – 6 October 1944) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Schroth served on the "Court of Military Honour," a drumhead court-martial that expelled many of the officers involved in the 20 July Plot from the Army before handing them over to the People's Court. Schroth died in an auto accident in October 1944.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 316.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 – The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Georg von Küchler
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
1 April 1935 – 1 January 1938
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Joachim von Kortzfleisch
Preceded by
Commander of XII. Armeekorps
4 February 1938 – 9 April 1940
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici
Preceded by
Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici
Commander of XII. Armeekorps
17 June 1940 – 19 February 1942
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Walther Graeßner