Ludwig Freiherr von Falkenhausen
Colonel General, Commander-in-Chief, Army Group "Falkenhausen."
23 August 1915
He was awarded the Pour le Mérite for outstanding leadership and distinguished military planning and succesful operations during successful 1914-15 campaigns in northeastern France where the "Falkenhausen" Army Group was a part of the Germany 6th Army. The awrds was also given in recognition of the battls of lagarde, Château Salins, Dieuze, Blâmont, Celles, Bois-de-la-Garde, and several others. He also received the Oakleaves in recognition while serving as commander of the German Coastal Defense Forces.