Gerhold Berthold was Oberst with the Staff of Infanterie-Regiment 17 from November 10th 1938 till August 31st 1939. Between September 1st and November 30th 1939 he was the Kommandeur of Infanterie-Regiment 82. On December 1st he went back to the Infanterie-Regiment 17 as its Kommandeur. This function he held until August 14th 1941, after which date het was appointed to Kommandeur of the 31.Infanterie-Division on the 15th. This function he held until his death on April 14th 1942 in Saizeva-Gora (Airstrip Roslavl-Moskow). He was buried on the Honor field of the Infanterie-Regiment 17 in Korolevka (Airstrip Roslavl-Moskow). He was posthumous promoted to Generalleutnant.
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