- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Captain)
- Kommandeur I./Füsilier-Regiment 27/12. Infanterie-Division/16. Armee
- Awarded on:
- April 14th, 1943
Awarded for his leadership of the I./Füsilier-Regiment 27 near Penna (south of Staraja Russa). Here Lemm’s Füsiliers, along with the Sturmgeschütze of Hauptmann Hegele, were able to destroy 46 enemy tanks within the space of three days. After this, following a penetration by fresh Soviet forces, Lemm and his men (again supported by Hegele’s Sturmgeschütze) were able to eliminate the enemy break-in while destroying 5 tanks.