High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walther Schroth (3 June 1882 – 6 October 1944) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight`s Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight`s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He also served on the "Court of Military Honour," a drumhead court-martial that expelled many of the officers involved in the July 20 Plot from the Army before handing them over to the People`s Court. Walther Schroth died in an auto accident on 6 October 1944 in Wiesbaden.