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German Reserve Division 1st



 Divisional Structure 1914  1st Reserve Division part of 1st German Army Reserve Corps and 8th German Army

Divisional Order of Battle 1914

Infantry Brigades

  • 1st Reserve Brigade
    • 1st Reserve Regiment
    • 3rd Reserve Regiment
  • 72nd Reserve Brigade
    • 18th Reserve Regiment
    • 59th Reserve Regiment
  • 1st Jäger Battalion

Cavalry

  • 1st Reserve Uhlan Regiment (3 Squadrons)
  • 1st Reserve Ersatz Cavalry Regiment (3 Squadrons)

Artillery

1st Reserve Field Artillery Regiment (6 Batteries)



 Divisional Structure 1915  1st Reserve Division part of 1st German Army Reserve Corps and 8th German Army

Divisional Order of Battle 1915

Infantry Brigades

  • 1st Reserve Brigade
    • 1st Reserve Regiment
    • 3rd Reserve Regiment
  • 72nd Reserve Brigade
    • 18th Reserve Regiment
    • 59th Reserve Regiment
  • 1st Jäger Battalion

Cavalry

  • 1st Reserve Uhlan Regiment (3 Squadrons)
  • 1st Reserve Ersatz Cavalry Regiment (3 Squadrons)

Artillery

1st Reserve Field Artillery Regiment (6 Batteries)

Engineering and Liaison

  • 2nd Engineers Battalion No. 1
  • 1st Reserve Company Pioneers Battalion
  • 1st Reserve Pontoon Engineers
  • 1st Reserve Telephone Detachment



 Divisional Structure 1916  1st Reserve Division part of 1st German Army Reserve Corps and 8th German Army

Divisional Order of Battle 1916

Infantry Brigades

  • 1st Reserve Brigade
    • 1st Reserve Regiment
    • 3rd Reserve Regiment
  • 72nd Reserve Brigade
    • 18th Reserve Regiment
    • 59th Reserve Regiment
  • 1st Jäger Battalion

Cavalry

  • 1st Reserve Uhlan Regiment

Artillery

1st Reserve Field Artillery Regiment (6 Batteries)

Engineering and Liaison

  • 4th Field Company, 2nd Pioneers Battalion.
  • 204th Trench Mortar Company
  • 1st Reserve Pontoon Engineers
  • 1st Reserve Telephone Detachment



 Divisional Structure 1917  1st Reserve Division part of 1st German Army Reserve Corps and 8th German Army

Divisional Order of Battle 1917

Infantry Brigades

  • 1st Reserve Brigade
    • 1st Reserve Regiment
    • 3rd Reserve Regiment
    • 59th Reserve Regiment
  • 1st Jäger Battalion

Cavalry

  • 1st Reserve Uhlan Regiment (3 Squadrons)

Artillery

1st Reserve Field Artillery Regiment (9 Batteries)

Engineering and Liaison

  • 4th Field Company, 2nd Pioneers Battalion.
  • 1st Field Company, 2nd Pioneers Battalion.
  • 301st Engineering Battalion
  • 201st Trench Mortar Company
  • 348 Searchlight Section
  • 1st Reserve Telephone Detachment

Medical and Veterinary

  • 501st Ambulance Company
  • 399th Field Hospital
  • 9th Reserve Field Hospital
  • Veterinary Hospital

Transport

Motor Transport Column



 Divisional Structure 1918  1st Reserve Division part of 1st German Army Reserve Corps and 8th German Army

Divisional Order of Battle 1918

Infantry Brigades

  • 1st Reserve Brigade
    • 1st Reserve Regiment
    • 3rd Reserve Regiment
    • 59th Reserve Regiment

Cavalry

  • 4th Squadron, 2nd Guards Uhlan Regiment

Artillery

  • 1st Reserve Field Artillery Regiment (9 Batteries)
  • 2nd Abteilung 1st Reserve Foot Artillery Regiment
  • 1363 Light Ammunition Column
  • 1390 Light Ammunition Column
  • 1393 Light Ammunition Column

Engineering and Liaison

  • 4th Field Company, 2nd Pioneers Battalion.
  • 1st Field Company, 34th Reserve Pioneers Battalion.
  • 301st Engineering Battalion
  • 201st Trench Mortar Company
  • 31st Searchlight Section
  • 401st Signals Command
  • 401st Telephone Detachment
  • 158th Wireless Detachment

Medical and Veterinary

  • 501st Ambulance Company
  • 399th Field Hospital
  • 9th Reserve Field Hospital
  • 137th Veterinary Hospital



 Divisional History  1st Reserve Division part of 1st German Army Reserve Corps and 8th German Army

The 1st Reserve Division (1. Reserve-Division) was a reserve infantry division of the Imperial German Army in World War I. It was formed, on mobilization in August 1914, from reserve infantry units, primarily from East Prussia and was part of I Reserve Corps. The division served on the Eastern Front from the beginning of the war until October 1917, after which it was transferred to the Western Front for the wars final campaigns. It was rated a third class division by Allied intelligence, mainly due to its losses in heavy fighting and reduced quality of replacement troops.

1st Reserve Division (1. Reserve-Division)

Active from 1914 to 1919

Division Size Approx. 15,000

World War I - Main activities: Gumbinnen, Tannenberg, 1st Masurian Lakes, Lodz, Spring Offensive, Hundred Days Offensive.

Late World War I organization

German Divisions underwent many changes during the war, with regiments moving from division to division, and some being destroyed and rebuilt. During the war, most divisions became triangular - one infantry brigade with three infantry regiments rather than two infantry brigades of two regiments (a square division). The 1st Reserve Division triangulated in June 1917. An artillery commander replaced the artillery brigade headquarters, the cavalry was further reduced, the engineer contingent was increased and a divisional signals command was created.



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