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XV Royal Bavarian Reserve Corps
XV. Königlich Bayerisches Reserve-Korps
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Flag of the Staff of a Generalkommando (1871–1918)
Active 1 September 1914 - post November 1918
Country  Bavaria /  German Empire
Type Corps
Engagements World War I

The XV Royal Bavarian Reserve Corps / XV Bavarian RK (German language: XV. Königlich Bayerisches Reserve-Korps) was a corps level command of the Royal Bavarian Army, part of the German Army, in World War I.[lower-alpha 1]


The Corps was formed on 1 September 1914 as the temporary Corps Eberhardt[1] named for its commander General der Infanterie Magnus von Eberhardt, military governor of Strasbourg, then in the German Imperial territory of Alsace-Lorraine.[2] On 1 December 1914 it was established as XV Reserve Corps and on 1 September 1916 it was renamed as XV Bavarian Reserve Corps. It was still in existence at the end of the war[3] in Armee-Abteilung A, Heeresgruppe Herzog Albrecht von Württemberg on the Western Front.[4]


Korps Eberhardt / XV Reserve Corps / XV Bavarian Reserve Corps had the following commanders during its existence:[5][6]

From Rank Name
1 September 1914 General der Infanterie Magnus von Eberhardt
16 October 1916 General der Artillerie Maximilian von Höhn[7]
8 August 1918 Generalleutnant Paul von Kneußl

See also


  1. From the late 1800s, the Prussian Army was effectively the German Army as, during the period of German unification (1866-1871), the states of the German Empire entered into conventions with Prussia regarding their armies. Only the Bavarian Army remained fully autonomous and came under Prussian control only during wartime.


  1. Cron 2002, p. 88
  2. The Prussian Machine Accessed: 23 March 2012
  3. Cron 2002, pp. 88–89
  4. Ellis & Cox 1993, pp. 186–187
  5. "German War History". Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  6. "Armee-Reserve-Korps". The Prussian Machine. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  7. Promoted to General der Artillerie on the same date. "Maximilian Ritter von Höhn". The Prussian Machine. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 


  • Cron, Hermann (2002). Imperial German Army 1914-18: Organisation, Structure, Orders-of-Battle [first published: 1937]. Helion & Co. ISBN 1-874622-70-1. 
  • Ellis, John; Cox, Michael (1993). The World War I Databook. Aurum Press Ltd. ISBN 1-85410-766-6. 
  • Histories of Two Hundred and Fifty-One Divisions of the German Army which Participated in the War (1914-1918), compiled from records of Intelligence section of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, at General Headquarters, Chaumont, France 1919. The London Stamp Exchange Ltd (1989). 1920. ISBN 0-948130-87-3. 
  • The German Forces in the Field; 7th Revision, 11th November 1918; Compiled by the General Staff, War Office. Imperial War Museum, London and The Battery Press, Inc (1995). 1918. ISBN 1-870423-95-X. 

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