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    Ernst Freiherr von Forstner Born Graudenz, 31 October 1869, alive 1935, deceased (1935?) Son of Oberst aD Paul Freiherr von Forstner and Wanda Gräfin von Itzenplitz Educated at military cadet schools Potsdam and Gross-Lichterfelde, passing out with Abitur 5.2.89 Lt 5.2.89 in 2 Garde Regiment zu Fuss Oberlt 30.5.96 S Hauptmann 12.9.02 V5v (instructor at Kriegschule Hannover 1907-12) Major 22.3.12 V in Baden Leib Grenadier Regt 109 Regimental CO January 1915 Oberstleutnant 22.3.17 M Oberst 16.6.20 #7 CO Inf Regt 8 Generalmajor 1.5.23 #1 Infantry Commander Wehrkreis VI 1.10.23-31.3.27 Generalleutnant 1.10.26 Oakleaves 17.6.18 Pour le Merite 31.10.17 Prussian Hohenzollern House Order 3X gazetted 24.3.17 Baden Military Karl Friedrich Merit Order-Knight 13.6.15 Principality of Hohenzollern Honor Cross3 26.12.14 Baden Order of the Zähringen Lion-Knight 1st Class with Xs 1.10.14 Bavarian Military Merit Order 4th Class with Crown and Xs 18.9.14 Iron Crosses 1st and 2nd Classes Red Eagle Order 4 Crown Order 4 Johanniter Order Prussian XXV, 1897 Spanish Military Merit Order 1st Class (lowest). Married twice: 17.2.08 Elsbeth von Busse 18.1.21 Margarethe von Minckwitz by whom 5 sons = 1) Ernst Richard (12.4.09-30.12.30) 2) Siegfried (19.9.10-KIA 13.10.43 as KorvKapt zS, CO U-402 {KCIC 9.2.43} ) 3) Wolfgang Friedrich (3.10.16—POW 4.3.44 as KaptLt zS, CO U472) 4) Hans Dietrich (20.1.22) 5) Götz (9.5.23)

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