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The Prussian

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  1. Hello!

    Thank you very, very much for your help! The info about the greek officer is great! I coud´t believe. one could identify him!

    Super work, mates!!!!

    Did you know, that when in Thessaloniki parts of the Greek troops ran over to the Entente, one was afraid that the Greek IV corps in Kavala could act the same way?
    It follows from this that the OHL, in agreement with the Bulgarian army leadership, established links with the corps in order to "evacuate" it.
    The leader of the Greek Corps agreed that the soldiers should be treated as guests and allowed to keep their weapons.
    This was granted and the Greeks (nearly 7000 men) were transported to Görlitz on September 15, 1916, where they officially stayed until 1919 and some even settled there and still have descendants there today!

    The IV Corps
    Staff: Kavala (4.Kav.Rgt., 7.Feldart.Rgt., 4.Pi.Rgt., 4.Trsp.Btl., 4.San.Btl.)
    5.Div.: Dráma (22.Inf.Rgt., 3/37 Cretan Rgt., 5.Geb.Art.Btl.)
    6.Div.: Séres (Inf.Rgt.16-18, 6.Geb.Art.Btl.)
    7.div.: Kavála (Inf.Rgt.19-20, 2/21 Cretan Rgt., 7.Geb.Art.Btl.)
    Note "3/37 Cretan Rgt.". means: 3rd Cretan Regiment (serial number 37)
    Organizational:
    The Greek army consisted of 5 army corps with 14 divisions.
    A corps usually consisted of one Kav.Rgt. (480 men, with 4 Eskadrons with 120 men each), one Art.Rgt. with four battalions (V.Korps only three battalions), each with three batteries of 153 men, one Pioneer-Rgt. with six companies (V.Korps only 1 battalion with 4 companies), one Trsp.Btl. with 3 Kp. (V.Korps only 2 Kp.), one San.Btl.
    One division consisted of three Inf.Rgt. (5.Div. only two) to three battalions with 1045 men each (each battalion had three Kp. with 253 men), plus one MG-train.
    In addition there was one Btl. each with three batteries of 103 men each).
    Altogether there were 41 infantry regiments, 33 of them line regiments, five "Evzone" (Elite) regiments and three Cretan regiments.

     


  2. Hello!

    Ranklist 1895

    Korps-Arzt XIII. württem. Armeekorps: Generalarzt 1.Kl. Dr. v. Fichte (rank as Generalmajor), he also was chef of military medic detachment in the war-ministry

    Assistenz-Arzt 1.Kl. Dr. Hopfengärtner, same corps

    Promoted to Stabsarzt Sept.12, 1895

    Ranklist 1897

    No entry for v. Fichte

    Hopfengärtner: Stabsrarzt in Gren.Rgt. 119

    Sorty, I don´t have a ranklist of 1896


  3. Hello!

    Yes, of course! I believe in you. I´m stil trying to identify that officer. I know, there were around 34 argentinian officers in germany in that time.

    Unfortunately I don´t know anyone who owns the regimental history.

    Maybe this one will help:

    http://bibliotecadigital.uca.edu.ar/repositorio/revistas/oficiales-ejercito-argentino-alemania.pdf

    But my spanish is  limited on words I can use in a bar or a restaurant...

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