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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 (77405), 26th Nov. 1948, with seniority 8th June 1944. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/38576/supplements/1645 CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS. Transportation Section. Lt.-Col. A. C. CLARKE (77405) from Supp. Res. of Offrs., to be Lt.-Col., 30th Nov. 1950, retaining his present seniority and is granted the hon. rank of Col. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/39099/supplements/6440 The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to confer the award of the Army Emergency Reserve Decoration upon .the following officers:— CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS. Lt.-Col. (Hon. Col.) A. C. CLARKE (77405). http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/40665/supplements/7303 REGULAR ARMY RESERVE OF OFFICERS. Lt.-Col. (Hon. Col.) A. C. CLARKE, E.R.D. (77405), 'having exceeded the age limit of liability to recall, relinquishes his conamn., 7th' Mar. 1956, retaining the hort. rank of Col. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/40724/supplements/1360 The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to confer the award of the 1st Clasp to the Army Emergency Reserve Decoration upon the following officers:— CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS. Lt.-Col. (Hon. Col.) A. C. CLARKE, E.R.D. (77405) Retired http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/40817/supplements/3789
  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 pictures of Julius. Another source may be Julius' own book from 1883 http://books.google.com/books?q=editions:OCLC56852058&id=6-kMHQAACAAJ
  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/newannualarmylis1861hart 1866 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1866hart 1867 http://www.archive.org/stream/newannualarmylis1867hart 1868 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1868harttanyatest 1869 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1869hart 1870 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1870hart 1872 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1872hart 1873 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1873hart 1874 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1874hart 1875 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1875hart 1876 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1876hart 1881 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1881lond 1883 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1883lond 1885 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1885lond 1886 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1886lond 1896 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1896lond 1897 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1897lond 1898 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1898lond 1899 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1899lond 1900 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1900lond 1901 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmylis1901lond 1903 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmyl1903lond 1904 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmyl1904hart Before Hart we have these sources: The army lists of the Roundheads and Cavaliers : containing the names of the officers in the royal and parliamentary armies of 1642 (1874) http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924027954670 English army lists and commission registers, 1661-1714 http://www.archive.org/details/englisharmylists01dalt Vol I http://www.archive.org/details/englisharmylists02dalt Vol II http://www.archive.org/details/englisharmylists03dalt Vol III http://www.archive.org/details/englisharmylists04dalt Vol IV http://www.archive.org/details/englisharmylists05dalt Vol V http://www.archive.org/details/englisharmylists06dalt Vol VI The Royal military calendar, or Army service and commission book. Containing the services and progress of promotion of the generals, lieutenant-generals, major-generals, colonels, lieutenant-colonels, and majors of the army, according to seniority: with details of the principal military events of the last century (1820) http://www.archive.org/details/royalmilitaryca07goog Vol I http://www.archive.org/details/royalmilitaryca02goog Vol II http://www.archive.org/stream/royalmilitaryca08goog Vol III http://www.archive.org/details/royalmilitaryca00goog Vol IV http://www.archive.org/details/royalmilitaryca03goog Vol V and should they fail then we have a number of other interesting sources A List of the general and field-officers, as they rank in the army : of the officers in the several regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish establishments ; (to which is now added, an alphabetical index) ; the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Irish Artillery, Engineers, independent companies, and Marines on full and half pay ; with the dates of their commissions, as they rank in each Corps and in the army ; the Governors, Lieutenant-Governors, &c. of His Majesty's garrisons at home and abroad, with their allowances ; all the officers on half-pay ; and a succession of colonels ; the whole complete to 1767 (1767) http://www.archive.org/details/listofgeneralfie1767grea A List of the general and field officers, as they rank in the army : of the officers in the several regiments of horse, dragoons, and foot, on the British and Irish establishments ; (to which is now added an alphabetical index) ; the Royal Regiment of Artillery, and the Corps of Engineers, the Irish Artillery and Engineers, and the Marines on full and half pay ; with the dates of their commissions, as they rank in each Corps and in the army ; the governors, lieutenant governors, &c. of his Majesty's garrisons at home and abroad, with their allowances ; all the officers on half pay ; and a succession of colonels ; with the uniforms to each regiment, from the new order for clothing, &c (1778) http://www.archive.org/details/listofgeneralfie00grea British officers serving in America. 1754-1774. : compiled from the "army lists" http://www.archive.org/details/britishofficerss00ford British officers serving in the American revolution, 1774-1783 http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924104081124 Officers of the British forces in Canada during the war of 1812-15 http://www.archive.org/details/officersbritish00instgoog The Waterloo roll call. With biographical notes and anecdotes (1904) http://www.archive.org/details/waterloorollcall00daltuoft The "last post" : a roll of all officers (naval, military or colonial) who gave their lives for their queen, king and country, in the South African War, 1899-1902 http://www.archive.org/details/lastpostrollofal00doonrich And more specific lists Roll of commisssioned officers in the Medical service of the British army, who served on full pay within the period between the accession of George II and the formation of the Royal army medical corps, 20 June 1727 to 23 June 1898, with an introduction showing the historical evolution of the corps (1917) http://www.archive.org/details/rollofcommisssio00johnuoft A List of the officers of the Army : (with an alphabetical index;) of the officers of the Royal Artillery, the engineers, the Marine Forces, and of the officers on half-pay ; and a succession of colonels (1783) http://www.archive.org/details/listofofficersof00ingrea Biographical notices of officers of the Royal (Bengal) engineers http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalnoti00thaciala An alphabetical list of the officers of the rifle brigade, from 1800 to 1850 (1851) http://www.archive.org/details/alphabeticallist00smitrich A regimental chronicle and list of officers of the 60th, or the King's Royal Rifle Corps, formerly the 62nd, or the Royal American Regiment of Foot (1879) http://www.archive.org/details/aregimentalchro00wallgoog Royal Navy Similar to the army then the Internet Archives offers a wealth of information on the officers of the RN. The Navy List 1848 http://www.archive.org/details/navylist08admigoog 1856 http://www.archive.org/details/navylist10admigoog 1865 http://www.archive.org/details/navylist06admigoog 1875 http://www.archive.org/details/navylist00unkngoog 1884 http://www.archive.org/details/navylist12admigoog 1885 http://www.archive.org/details/navylist15admigoog Biographia navalis; or, Impartial memoirs of the lives and characters of officers of the navy of Great Britain, from the year 1660 to the present time; drawn from the most authentic sources, and disposed in a chronological arrangement (1794) http://www.archive.org/details/biographianaval01chargoog A list of the flag officers and other commissioned officers of His Majesty's fleet; with the dates of their respective commissions (1831) http://www.archive.org/details/listofflagoffice00greaiala A naval biographical dictionary: comprising the life and services of every living officer in Her Majesty's navy, from the rank of admiral of the fleet to that of lieutenant, inclusive (1849) http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924027921372 Royal naval biography : or Memoirs of the services of all the flag-officers, superannuated rear-admirals, retired-captains, post-captains, and commanders, whose names appeared on the Admiralty list of sea officers at the commencement of the year 1823, or who have since been promoted; illustrated by a series of historical and explanatory notes. With copious addenda (1827) http://www.archive.org/details/royalnavalbiopt101marsuoft Vol I http://www.archive.org/details/royalnavalbiosupp01marsuoft Vol I supl. http://www.archive.org/details/royalnavalbiogr02mars Vol II http://www.archive.org/details/royalnavalbiogra03marsuoft Vol III http://www.archive.org/details/royalnavalbiogra04marsuoft Vol IV Naval history of Great Britain, including the history and lives of the British admirals (1813) http://www.archive.org/details/navalhistoryofgr01campiala Vol I http://www.archive.org/details/navalhistoryofgr02campiala Vol II http://www.archive.org/details/navalhistoryofgr03campiala Vol III http://www.archive.org/details/navalhistoryofgr04campiala Vol IV http://www.archive.org/details/navalhistoryofgr05campiala Vol V http://www.archive.org/details/navalhistoryofgr06campiala Vol VI http://www.archive.org/details/navalhistoryofgr07campiala Vol VII http://www.archive.org/details/navalhistoryofgr08campiala Vol VIII Lives of the British admirals, and naval history of Great Britain : from the time of Cæsar to the Chinese war of 1841 http://www.archive.org/details/livesofbritishad00campuoft Medals of the British navy and how they were won : with a list of those officers, who for their gallant conduct were granted honorary swords and plate by the Committee of the Patriotic Fund (1895) http://www.archive.org/details/medalsofbritishn00longrich I can only say enjoy :speechless:
  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/hartsannualarmy23hartgoog 1845 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy00hartgoog 1846 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy01hartgoog 1847 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy22hartgoog 1848 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy20hartgoog 1849 http://www.archive.org/details/newannualarmyli00unkngoog 1850 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy24hartgoog 1852 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy07hartgoog 1853 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy25hartgoog 1855 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy26hartgoog 1856 http://www.archive.org/details/newarmylist00unkngoog 1859 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy05hartgoog 1860 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy06hartgoog 1862 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy16hartgoog 1863 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy03hartgoog 1864 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy18hartgoog 1865 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy19hartgoog 1868 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy15hartgoog 1871 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy02hartgoog 1877 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy08hartgoog 1878 http://www.archive.org/details/newarmylist01unkngoog 1880 http://www.archive.org/details/newarmylistmili00unkngoog 1882 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy14hartgoog 1884 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy10hartgoog 1887 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy29hartgoog 1889 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy13hartgoog 1890 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy11hartgoog 1891 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy09hartgoog 1892 http://www.archive.org/details/hartsannualarmy00unkngoog 1881 Guide: http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_04285
  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 commanded 2nd Brigade of 30th Infantry Division in 1914. It fought in East Prussia in 1914 near Gumbinnen. The 30th Infantry saw heavy losses. My friend has no information on his later career, but he does not appear on the 1916 seniority list. However apparently he emigrated after the Revolution and died in 1934. Do you have any additional information what so ever?
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