Georg von der Marwitz
General of Cavalry, Commander, XXXVIII Reserve Corps.
7 March 1915
He was awarded the Pour le Merite for outstanding leadership and distinguished military planning and succesful operations during the first battle of Marne during September 1914. The award was also given for offensive and defensive actions fought along the Somme, Arras, and Flanders during 1914. He was also awarded the Oakleaves, 14 May 1915.