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Steen Ammentorp

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    My research area is the generals of the Second World War
  1. Hi, The two volumes of "Dictionaire des Généraux et Amiraux Français de la Grande Guerre (1914-1918)" by Gérard Géhin should do the trick, but see my comments here: http://www.librarything.com/work/6617632/reviews/37249829
  2. Hi, Personally I doubt that the shoulder boards belonged to Franz Joseph. As I said he is not listed in any of the "Список генералитету по старшинству" / "список генералам по старшинству"(List of generals by seniority) 1852, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1859, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909,1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914 While i.e. Arch-Duke Albert is listed as a Field Marshal.
  3. Actually I am a bit puzzle by this. Does anyone have a date for him becomming a Field Marshal in the Russian Army. I have been going through almost all the issues of the "список генералам по старшинству" (List of generals seniority) between 1848 and 1914. He is not listed in any of them, while a large number of Royalties and other dignitaries from other nations is - including others from AH holding honorary ranks.
  4. Hi, He was issued with the Indian Mutiny Medal. Source: Ancestry.com. UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949 [database on-line] and http://www.dnw.co.uk/medals/resources/medalrolls/indianmutiny/recipient.lasso?id=18361 His obituary in the British Medical Journal doesn't mention any. See http://www.bmj.com/content/1/2726/693.1.full.pdf?sid=1601b33d-d930-4188-b9d6-f0f192c564bb
  5. Though I can't say for sure but after a bit of searching in the London Gazette I have come with this, which I think, is the officer in question. Having been a War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel it is likely that he was a Temporary Colonel and perhaps an Acting Brigadier. SUPPLEMENTARY RESERVE OF OFFICERS. ROYAL ENGINEERS. Transportation—The undermentioned to be Lts. 25th Sept. 1938:— Arthur Cecil CLARKE. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/34558/pages/6198 CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS. Transportation. The undermentioned to be Lt.-Cols.:— Lt. (War Subs. Lt.-Col.) A. C. CLARKE (7740
  6. Although not the same date of death as given by Andy the colonel in question must be Julius Gregorovius, brother of the more famous historian Ferdinand Gregorovius. Julius was born 19th Aug. 1819 at Tapiau and died 18th Jul. 1891 in Planegg at Munich. See: http://www.neidenburg.de/ndbger.htm An idea were perhaps to search for information about his brother on whom severeal books/biographies has been written. Ferdinand himself mentions Julius several times in his journal from Italy: http://www.archive.org/details/romanjournalsoff00gregiala Some of this material may contain information or pict
  7. When researching the careers of British officers the Internet archive offers a wealth of information! In addition to the above mentioned Army lists it now holds the missing blanks Hart's Annual Army List (New Army List) 1839 http://www.archive.org/details/newarmylistexhib1839hart 1842 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1842lond 1843 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1843lond 1851 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1851lond 1854 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1854hart 1861 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1861
  8. More: The Times, Wednesday, May 29, 1935 Naval Appointments The Times, Friday, Aug 09, 1935 Naval Appointments The Times, Tuesday, Aug 13, 1935 The Services Royal Navy I hope you find it useful
  9. More: The Times, Wednesday, Nov 21, 1928 Naval, Military, And Air Force The Times, Monday, Mar 12, 1934 Naval Appointments
  10. A search for him in the digital archive of The Times gives a rather detailed view of his career. I've quote all the passages where he is mentioned. The Times, Friday, Jun 26, 1903 Naval & Military Intelligence The Times, Saturday, Apr 09, 1904 Naval & Military Intelligence The Times, Monday, Nov 28, 1904 Naval & Military Intelligence The Times, Monday, Sep 10, 1906 Naval And Military Intelligence The Times, Thursday, Oct 21, 1909 Naval And Military Intelligence
  11. Intrigued by this thread and those wonderful medals I was trying to find some information on our recipient I came across this notice in The Times, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1875. Retyped here as it was barely readable.
  12. I am not sure whether everybody is familiar with the Internet Archive at www.archive.org Besides being an archive of website it includes other media as well. This includes a wealth of information including the Hart's Annual Army list free for download. I have collected the available volumes here. If this is the wrong place to post it ? please move it to the appropriate section. Hart's Annual Army List (New Army List) 1840 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy27hartgoog 1841 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy21hartgoog 1844 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy2
  13. Hi Chris, I have asked a friend of mine to check the 1914 Russian seniority list and asked him a posible POW by that name. By 1914 there were there generals by the name of Sokolov: Major-General Vladimir Ivanovich Sokolov, b. 1862 Major-General Klavdii Petrovich Sokolov, b. 1852 Major-General Sergei Petrovich Sokolov, b. 1858 However none of them appears to have become POWs. V.I. Sokolov became a Lieutenant-General in 1917, later he joined the RKKA but was executed in 1919. K.P. Sokolov was still in service in 1916, but he never saw front service S.P. Sokolov could be a candidate as he com
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