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Walther Schroth
Born (1882-06-03)June 3, 1882
Died 6 October 1944(1944-10-06) (aged 62)
Place of birth Glumbowitz
Place of death Wiesbaden
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1902–1944
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 1. Infanterie-Division
XII. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walther Schroth (3 June 1882 – 6 October 1944) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He also served on the "Court of Military Honour," a drumhead court-martial that expelled many of the officers involved in the July 20 Plot from the Army before handing them over to the People's Court. Walther Schroth died in an auto accident on 6 October 1944 in Wiesbaden.

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  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 316.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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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

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