PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Gareis, Martin
Date of birth: October 6th, 1891 (Berlin-Niederbarnim/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:  February 26th, 1976 (Kreuth/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Martin Gareis was taken prisoner on 2nd May 1945 near Hagenau/Mecklenburg, Germany and imprisoned in Special Camp 11 as prisoner number B816211.

Promotions:
21st December 1909: Fähnrich;
18th August 1911: Leutnant;
18th August 1918: Oberleutnant;
1st October 1923: Hauptmann;
1st August 1933: Major;
1st March 1936: Oberstleutnant;
1st August 1938: Oberst;
1st February 1942: Generalmajor (RDA: 1st March 1942);
1st January 1943: Generalleutnant;
1st April 1945: General der Infanterie.
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 282
Awarded on: October 18th, 1941
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit: Kommandeur 98. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on: November 29th, 1943
 
     
ORDINUL MIHAI VITEAZUL 3RD CLASS
Rank: Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit: Kommandeur 264. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on: July 12th, 1944
Details: Royal Decree No. 1297.
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
 
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
Details: Silver version.
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 4.KLASSE, 4 JAHRE
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 3.KLASSE, 12 JAHRE
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 2. KLASSE, 18 JAHRE
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 1.KLASSE, 25 JAHRE
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Special Camp 11
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