The Freikorps Schleswig-Holstein was formed on 12 February 1919 in Rendsburg from Infanterie Regiment 85. It was used as a guard unit in Berlin and in July it fought against the Red forces in Hamburg.

It was disbanded in August 1919 and used to form a harbour protection unit in Hamburg.


Kapitän Roehr

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando IX. Armeekorps Alton/Lübeck (Provinz Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg, Hanseatic Cities)

Order of battle

Regiment Seyfert
Regiment Schelle

Notable members

SS-Standartenführer und Oberst der Schutzpolizei Rudolf Pannier
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -