August Malotki von Trzebiatowski

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August Malotki von Trzebiatowski
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Birth name Gustav August Wilhelm Malotki von Trzebiatowski
Birth date 17 November 1808(1808-11-17)
Place of birth Klein-Böhlkow near Danzig
Death date 21 July 1873 (aged 64)
Place of death Weilburg an der Lahn, Regierungsbezirk Wiesbaden, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Allegiance Germany Prussian Eagle.jpg Kingdom of Prussia
 German Empire
Service/branch War and service flag of Prussia (1895–1918).png Prussian Army
Years of service 1827–1871
Rank Generalleutnant z. D.
Battles/wars German revolutions of 1848–1849
Brothers War
Franco-Prussian War
Relations ∞ Ernestine von Alvensleben aus dem Hause Redekin; 3 children

Gustav August Wilhelm Malotki von Trzebiatowski (17 November 1808 – 21 July 1873) was a German officer of the Prussian Army, finally Generaleutnant z. D. (Lieutenant-General at disposal) and a veteran of the Franco-Prussian War.

Life

Military career
  • 1824 Kadettenanstalt (Cadet Akademie) Berlin
  • 30 March 1827 Sekondeleutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    • as such becomimg a member of the 24. Infanterie-Regiment; renamed Infanterie-Regiment „Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg-Schwerin“ (4. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 24 in 1889
  • 1830/31 Teacher at the division school of the 6th division
  • October 1832 to July 1835 general war school (Allgemeine Kiegsschule)
  • 14 October 1842 Premierleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
  • 7 December 1848 Hauptmann (Captain)
    • Company Commander
  • 1849 Street fights in Dresden and Iserlohn; fighting in Baden
  • 8 February 1855 Major
    • Commander of the III. Bataillon/12. Landwehr-Regiment
  • 12 December 1857 battalion commander in the 7. Pommersches Infanterie-Regiment (Nr. 54)
  • 31 May 1859 Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • 8 May 1860 Leader of the 9. kombiniertes Infanterie-Regiment
  • 1 July 1860 Commander of the new 6. Pommersches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 49 in Stargard i. P.
  • 18 October 1861 Oberst (Colonel)
    • 1863/64 with his regiment at the Russian-Polish Border
  • 18 April 1865 Commander of the 3. Infanterie-Brigade
  • 18 June 1865 Generalmajor
    • In the German War, Malotki von Trzebiatowski took part in the battles near Trautenau, Tobitschau and Königgrätz in 1866.
  • 14 January 1868 Charakter als Genearleutnant
    • On this day, he was awarded of the character of lieutenant general with pension and was put to disposal of the army (zur Disposition gestellt)
  • 18 July 1870 reactivated as General-Etappen-Inspekteur der I. Armee (General Stages Inspector of the 1st Army) under General der Infanterie Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz (later Generalfeldmarschall) and taking part in the Battle of Amiens, for which he received the Iron Cross
  • 26 July 1871 Once again deactivated (de facto retired)

Family

August was the son of the Knight of the Pour le Mérite Master of Cavalry (Rittmeister) August Ferdinand Constantin von Malotki (1782–1852), Lord of Schlawkau, and his wife Karoline, née von Manteuffel-Kielpinski (1783–1868). He had two brothers and one sister. His brother Hermann, also a Prussian officer, went missing (verschollen) in the USA in 1864.

Marriage

Sekondeleutnant Malotki von Trzebiatowski married c. 1834 his fiancée Ernestine "Erna" von Alvensleben aus dem Hause Redekin (1808–1881), who received the Cross of Merit for Women and Girls (Verdienstkreuz für Frauen und Jungfrauen) for her duty as a volunteer nurse in the Franco-Prussian War. They had three children

  • August Wilhelm Richard (1835–1893), Major a. D.
  • Karl (1836–1868), Hauptmann of the Garde-Artillerie-Regiment
  • Helene Elise (1838/39–1924) ∞ 1861 Friedrich Wilhelm Oskar Hahn (1831–1898); Generalleutnant Johannes von Hahn was their son.

Awards and decorations

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  • Red Eagle Order, IV. Class with Swords on 9 June 1849
  • Military Order of St. Henry, Knight on 14 June 1849 (SH3)
  • Austrian Order of Leopold, Knight on 22 June 1849 (ÖL3)
  • Red Eagle Order, III. Class with the Bow (mit der Schleife) and Swords on 20 September 1849
  • Baden Order of the Zähringer Lion (Orden vom Zähringer Löwen), Knight's Cross II. Class on 27 October 1849 (BZL3b)
  • Prussian Long Service Cross (Dienstauszeichnungskreuz)
  • Russian Order of Saint Anna, II. Class on 29 April 1865 (RA2)
  • Red Eagle Order, II. Class with Oak Leaves and Swords on 20 September 1866
    • on the ribbon striped twice in black and three times in white (am zweimal schwarz und dreimal weißgetreiften Band)
  • Erinnerungs-Kreuz für den Feldzug von 1866
  • Iron Cross (1870), 2nd Class for the Battle of Amiens (1870)
  • War Commemorative Medal of 1870-1871 (Kaiserliche Kriegsdenkmünze 1870/71)
  • Star to his Red Eagle Order II. Class with Oak Leaves and Swords on 28 September 1871