Max von Fabeck
General of Infantry, Commander-in-Chief, 1st Army
23 August 1915
He was awarded the Pour le Mérite for outstanding leadership and distinguished military planning and succesful operations during the 1914-15 campaigns in Belgium and northern France. Also in recognition of the successful battles at Mons, La Câteau and at the Ourcq river. General Fabeck received a personal telegram from the Emperor, Wilhem II advising and congratualating him on the award.