German infantry restrictions as specified in the Treaty of Versailles

As stated by the Treaty of Versailles, the German Army was limited to just seven army regiments following the First World War. In Part V of the treaty, exact figures were included as to the amount of personnel allowed in each regiment, as well as limitations for officers. In total, there were 10,830 NCOs and men, and 410 officers per division, giving a combined total of 11,240 personnel. Over 7,000 of these men made up three separate regiments (which in turn consisted of three battalions, each made up of three infantry companies and one machine gun company), while the second largest group was the field artillery regiment (which was made up of three artillery groups, each consisting of three batteries). The remainder of the personnel in each division were spread among areas such as reconnaissance, medical staff and administrative staff. In addition to infantry personnel, restrictions were also placed on cavalry and naval personnel, as well as weapons and munitions for each soldier.

Restrictions regarding German infantry divisions, as specified in the Treaty of Versailles, June 28, 1919

NCOs and men per unitOfficers per unitNumber per division
Headquarters of an Infantry Division 70251
Headquarters of Divisional Infantry 3041
Headquarters of Divisional Artillery 3041
Regiment of Infantry 2,300703
Trench mortar company 15063
Divisional Squadron 15061
Field Artillery Regiment 1,300851
Pioneer Batallion 400121
Signal detachment 300121
Divisional medical service 400201
Parks and convoys80014-
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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

June 28, 1919

Supplementary notes

Release date is date of extraction.

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