Joachim von Siegroth

Joachim von Siegroth

Joachim von Siegroth
Born 25 December 1896
Died 2 May 1945(1945-05-02) (aged 48)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1919)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–19
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 712. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police officer

Joachim von Siegroth (25 December 1896 – 2 May 1945) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Joachim von Siegroth was listed as missing in action during the Battle of Halbe in May 1945. He was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 9 May 1945.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ The Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) received Joachim von Siegroth's nomination for the Oak Leaves from the commander-in-chief of the 9. Armee Theodor Busse via teleprinter message on 21 April 1945 announcing that a detailed statement with explanations will follow. This nomination went to the chief of the HPA in Berlin and to the Army Group Vistula. Major Joachim Domaschk noted on 28 April: "Waiting for announced statement!". The nomination list of the higher grade of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves notes the entry date of 19 March 1945. This is the date when the nomination was sent. An almost unreadable comment states "Waiting". According to Fellgiebel a note claims "service proposal regarding immediate presentation pending".[3] Scherzer does not confirm this entry but states that a comment "Waiting for announced statement" is noted instead. No further comments indicate that the nomination was further processed. According to the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The presentation number "876" was assigned by the AKCR. The presentation date was assigned by Fellgiebel.[4]


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2003, p. 325.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2003, p. 86.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2003, p. 89.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 175.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Neumann
Commander of 712. Infanterie-Division
25 February 1945 – 2 May 1945
Succeeded by