- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Colonel)
- Kommandeur, Kampfgruppe, Fahnenjunkerschule VI der Infanterie Metz, Heer
- Awarded on:
- October 18th, 1944
Awarded for his defensive success around Metz in August 1944. As the 7th US Armored Division approached Metz, Oberst Siegroth formed a Kampfgruppe consisting of 1800 soldiers from an assortment of formations but centred around a training group of officer cadets. These were formed into three battalions, and they took up positions on their old training grounds around St. Privat, Gravelotte and Manceschlucht. Fort Driant formed the southern cornerstone of the German defense.
From these positions they were able to defeat the initial US attempts to capture Metz, putting up a solid fight. For their successes here, and his role in these by his leadership, Siegroth received the Knight's Cross.