Max von Gallwitz
General of Artillery, Commander-in-Chief, Army Group "Gallwitz"
24 July 1915
He was awarded the Pour le Mérite for outstanding leadership and distinguished military planning and succesful operations during the German offensive in Galicia against Russian forces. Also in recognition of the "Gallwitz" Group oustanding advance along the 72 mile front and successful capture of the Russian fortress of Pultusk, Rozan and the heavily fortified Russian position north of Narev. He was also awarded the Oakleaves for outstanding leadership and military planning and succesful operations of the 12th Army during several engagements and battles against Russian forces during the German 1915 summer campaigns on the eastern front.