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Guards Division 2nd



 Divisional Structure 1914  2nd German Guard Division part of Guard Corps and 2nd German Army

Divisional Structure in 1914

Infantry

  • 3rd Guard Brigade
    • 1st Grenardier Regiment
    • 2nd Grenardier Regiment
  • 4th Guard Brigade
    • 3rd Grenardier Regiment
    • 4th Grenardier Regiment
  • 5th Guard Brigade
    • 5th Grenardier Regiment
    • 5th Foot Regiment

Artillery

  • 2nd Guard Artillery Brigade
  • 2nd Guard Field Artillery Regiment
  • 4th Guard Field Artillery Regiment


 Divisional Structure 1915  2nd German Guard Division part of Guard Corps and 2nd German Army

Divisional Structure in 1915

Infantry

  • 3rd Guard Brigade
    • 1st Grenardier Regiment
    • 2nd Grenardier Regiment
  • 4th Guard Brigade
    • 3rd Grenardier Regiment
    • 4th Grenardier Regiment

Cavalry

  • 4th Guards Brigade
  • Body Guard Hussar Regiment
  • 2nd Guard Uhlan Regiment

Artillery

  • 2nd Guard Artillery Brigade
  • 2nd Guard Field Artillery Regiment
  • 4th Guard Field Artillery Regiment

Engineers and Liaison

  • 1st Guard Engineers Battalion
  • Field Company Guard Pioneer Battalion
  • 2nd Guard Pontoon Engineers
  • 2nd Guard Telephone Detachment



 Divisional Structure 1916  2nd German Guard Division part of Guard Corps and 2nd German Army

Divisional Structure in 1916

Infantry

  • 3rd Guard Brigade
    • 1st Grenardier Regiment
    • 2nd Grenardier Regiment
  • 4th Guard Brigade
    • 3rd Grenardier Regiment
    • 4th Grenardier Regiment

Cavalry

  • Cavalry Regiment Schlotheim
  • 2nd Squadron, 2nd Guard Uhlan Regiment
  • 5th Squadron, 2nd Guard Uhlan Regiment
  • 1st Squadron, 9th Dragoon Regiment
  • Ersatz Squadron, 2nd Uhlan Regiment
  • Ersatz Squadron, 1st Horse Jäger Regiment

Artillery

  • 2nd Guard Artillery Brigade
  • 2nd Guard Field Artillery Regiment
  • 4th Guard Field Artillery Regiment

Engineers and Liaison

  • 1st Guard Engineers Battalion
  • 2nd Company Guard Pioneer Battalion
  • 1st Company 28th Pioneer Battalion
  • 281st Pioneer Company
  • 2nd Guard Pontoon Engineers
  • 2nd Guard Telephone Detachment
  • 2nd Guard Trench Mortar Company



 Divisional Structure 1917  2nd German Guard Division part of Guard Corps and 2nd German Army

Divisional Structure in 1917

Infantry

  • 3rd Guard Brigade
    • 1st Grenardier Regiment
    • 2nd Grenardier Regiment
    • 4th Grenardier Regiment

Cavalry

  • 1st Squadron, 9th Dragoon Regiment

Artillery

  • 2nd Guard Artillery Command
  • 2nd Guard Field Artillery Regiment

Engineers and Liaison

  • 102nd Engineers Battalion
  • 2nd Company Guard Pioneer Battalion
  • 3rd Company Guard Pioneer Battalion
  • 278th Searchlight Section
  • 281st Searchlight Section
  • 298th Searchlight Section
  • 2nd Guard Pontoon Engineers
  • 2nd Guard Telephone Detachment
  • 2nd Guard Trench Mortar Company

Medical and Veterinary

  • 2nd Ambulance Company
  • 2nd Field Hospital
  • 3rd Field Hospital
  • 2nd Guard Veterinary Hospital

Attached Units

  • 2nd Machine Gun Sharpshooter Detachment
  • 1st Abteilung 43 Reserve Field Artillery Regiment
  • 3rd Abteilung 43 Reserve Field Artillery Regiment
  • 1st Abteilung 16th Foot Artillery Regiment
  • 2nd Abteilung 11th Reserve Foot Artillery Regiment
  • 10th Battery 13th Reserve Foot Artillery Regiment
  • 190th Foot Battery
  • 9th Battery 12th Reserve Foot Artillery Regiment with Transport
  • 1st Battery 57th Landwehr Foot Artillery Regiment
  • 3rd Company 87th Labour Battalion
  • 1133rd Wireless Detachment (from 27th Division)
  • 289th Pigeon Loft
  • 3rd Balloon Section
  • 327th Ammunition Train
  • 191st Motor Transport Column
  • 216th Motor Transport Column
  • 853rd Motor Transport Column
  • 865th Motor Transport Column
  • 188th Depot Supply Train



 Divisional Structure 1918  2nd German Guard Division part of Guard Corps and 2nd German Army

Divisional Structure in 1918

Infantry

  • 3rd Guard Brigade
    • 1st Grenardier Regiment
    • 2nd Grenardier Regiment
    • 4th Grenardier Regiment

Cavalry

  • 1st Squadron, Body Guard Hussar Regiment

Artillery

  • 2nd Guard Artillery Command
  • 2nd Guard Field Artillery Regiment
  • 3rd Abteilung, 3rd Foot Artillery Regiment (Staff,10,11 and 12 Batteries)
  • 535th Foot Artillery Battery
  • 965th Light Ammunition Column
  • 1385th Light Ammunition Column
  • 1386th Light Ammunition Column

Engineers and Liaison

  • 102nd Pioneer Battalion
  • 2nd Company Guard Pioneer Battalion
  • 3rd Company Guard Pioneer Battalion
  • 211th Searchlight Section
  • 2nd Guard Signal Command
  • 2nd Guard Telephone Detachment
  • 73rd Wireless Detachment

Medical and Veterinary

  • 2nd Ambulance Company
  • 2nd Field Hospital
  • 3rd Field Hospital
  • 2nd Guard Veterinary Hospital



1st August 1914 Actions during 1914  2nd German Guard Division part of Guard Corps and 2nd German Army

1914.

France. Entrained August 9 to 11 (notebooks). Detrained at Beutgenbach (12 kilos east of Malmedy). Entered Belgium August 14. Crossed the Meuse at Huy August 18. Crossed the Sambre at Auvelais (Aug. 22) on the right of the 1st Guard Division. Fought at Falisolle and Aisemont the 23rd; at Mettet the 24th. Fought on the 29th at Haution and Vallee-aux-Bleds; on the 30th at St. Pierre (west of Vervins), on the left of the 1st Guard Division. From there via Lugny, Boncourt, La Malmaison, Ville-aux-Bois, Sarcy, Epernay, Avize, Vertus; fought after September 6 at Ecury-le-Repos and Normee.

Retreated on the 9th at Vertus; 10th at Tauxieres; 11th at Thuizy. Was before Reims until September 30. In Artois in October (Bucquoy, Ivlonchy-aux-Bois, Adinfer), near the 1st Guard Division. Split up in November like the latter; sent one of its brigades, the 4th, in the region of Ypres (Gheluvelt) and remained there until the end of December.

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