7 March 1896
18 November 1896
20 July 1897
18 October 1907
1 October 1912
18 October 1918
a.D.: 1 February 1931
als Generalmajor: 1 October 1937
1 March 1939 (11)
1 March 1942 (8)
March 1896: Entered the Army as a Fahnenjunker in the Infanterie-Regiment
Margraf Ludwig Wilhelm (3. Badisches) Nr.111.
October 1901-30 September 1905: Adjutant of the II. Battalion of Infantry
October 1907-30 September 1912: Regimental Adjutant of Infantry Regiment 111.
October 1912: Adjutant of the 69th Infantry Brigade.
Served in adjutant and troop positions during World War I.
August 1914: Adjutant of the 69th Infantry Brigade.
May 1915: Adjutant of the 209th Infantry Brigade.
September 1916: Severely wounded/hospitalized.
December 1916: Leader of the II. Battalion of the Infanterie-Regiment
von Borcke (4. Pommersches) Nr.21.
Leader of the 1st Brigade of the German Legion in
1920: Entered the Security Police in East Prussia.
May 1920: Formally separated from the Army.
February 1924: Landesschützen (“Territorial Forces”)
Wehrkreis [Military District] Command I, Königsberg.
October 1930: Landesschützen Officer in the Reich Defense Ministry.
October 1933: Commander of the Lübeck Military Sector Command.
October 1934: Reactivated in the Army and appointed the Regional Recruiting
Inspector Schleswig-Holstein based at Altona, later Hamburg.
November 1939: Regional Recruiting Inspector Elbing, later Danzig.
February 1945: Retired from the Army.
March 1945: Placed at the disposal of the Army for employment with the Deputy
General Command of the XX Army Corps, Danzig-West Prussia.
March 1945: On the General Staff of the 2nd Army.
April 1945: Leader of the remaining staff of the Deputy General Command of
the XX Army Corps (Danzig-West Prussia) to Lübeck.
May 1945-26 October 1947: Prisoner of war.
- 9th January 1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from Camp
- 10th October 1947 repatriated to Hamburg on board the ship El Nil
& Awards (included):
Royal Hohenzollern House Order, Knight’s Cross with Swords
Iron Cross, 1st Class (1914)
Iron Cross, 2nd Class (1914)
of Honor for Combatants 1914-1918
Forces Long Service Award, 1st Class (25-year Service Cross)
Forces Long Service Award, 3rd Class (12-year Service Medal)
Medal of 1 October 1938
Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class with War Decoration
Badge in (Black?) – World War I award
NOTE: As Generalleutnant Kurz separated from the Army
after World War I, he does not appear in the interwar German Army Rank Lists
that included officer decorations. Other than those clearly identifiable
in various photographs, additional decorations held by Kurz remain unknown.
The hosts would welcome any supplemental information regarding the decorations
held by this officer.
Dermot; et al. Die Generale des Heeres, 1921-1945, Band 7 (Knabe-Luz).
Biblio Verlag, Bissendorf, Germany, 2004.