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1st Guards Infantry Division (German Empire)

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Country  Prussia Germany
Size  Approx. 18,000
Type  Infantry
Part of  Guards Corps
1st Guards Infantry Division (German Empire)
Active  5 September 1818 – 30 April 1919
Branch  Prussian Army Imperial German Army

The 1st Guards Infantry Division (German: 1. Garde-Infanterie-Division) was a unit of the Prussian (and later) Imperial German Army and was stationed in Berlin.



The division was created on September 5, 1818. In the reorganization the guards brigades, that previously had been assigned to various corps, and batteries of the Prussian Guards were grouped into a single formation.

Imperial German Army before 1918

By 1914 the division was subordinate to the Guards Corps of the Imperial German Army. At the outbreak of the First World War it was commanded by Gen-Lt. Oskar von Hutier.

  • Order of Battle: 1914
  • 1st Guards Infantry Brigade
  • 1st Foot Guards
  • 3rd Foot Guards
  • 2nd Guards Infantry Brigade
  • 2nd Foot Guards
  • 4th Foot Guards
  • 1st Guards Field Artillery Brigade
  • 1st Guards Field Artillery
  • 1st Guards Field Artillery
  • Guards Hussar Regiment (2nd, 3rd, and 5th Squadrons)
  • 1st Company, Guards Pioneer Battalion
  • 1st and 3rd Section, Guards Field Ambulance Company
  • 1st Guards Divisional Pontoon Train
  • References

    1st Guards Infantry Division (German Empire) Wikipedia