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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...


  4. On 23/08/2018 at 20:40, Chris Boonzaier said:

    Indeed... I cannot remember the exact date of the change but for the first couple of years of the war the "Armeekorps" had fixed divisions, and when they moved to a new sector the Armeekorps and divisions moved as a set. Later this was seen as not practical. The Armeekorps, or the later formed generalkommandos usually stayed in place with all their Korps troops (Fuss Arty etc) and became the experts of their sector. The Divisions however moved freely from sector to sector coming under the command of the Armeekorps in place. I am strongly of the opinion that this is why you see a change with the award process of the Iron Cross. Early in the war the Awards were approved by the General commanding a Corps, later in the war it was the general commanding a division. I believe this was because it was impossible to keep up with the administrative hassel of getting awards approved for a Division who had already moved 500 miles away. Of course, the Corps commander was still approving awards to Corps troops.

    The next batch... obviously there is no way of knowing how long this edelweiss has been on, but it "feels" good....j1.thumb.jpg.ebb50c643239f8b61a533e13c05a90b1.jpgj2.thumb.jpg.5d4e3ef8cda3a15b37fe9228052b42d2.jpgk1.thumb.jpg.bc3b1a4c3f84061199964d30c09a35b7.jpgk2.thumb.jpg.6d2571ae3e4f13ec9b3b692150255554.jpgg3.thumb.jpg.4fe899ea94a3af5ec52927971980d9e0.jpgg4.jpg.1a72b594a92a74db13925ff72a455df5.jpgl1.jpg.4c9e8b9b0315a942d66db0d7fa075bbd.jpgl2.thumb.jpg.90277c404923ec7296da50d4c903f301.jpgl3.thumb.jpg.d25a88afc40e2f5df4af2b72939759c1.jpg

    Hello Chris!

    A very nice collection!

    The Edelweiss is not an "official" one, but the "long" ones were worn too by german troops (inofficially)

    Alpenkorps ( Edelweiß, Gebirgsstiefelhose).JPG


  5. Hello!

    Sory for my late answer. I must have missed your last entry.

    Could he be 42? Are you able to get an argentinian ranklist of 1908/09?

    I checked a lot of sources, but I couldn´t find any lists with officers who served in Germany.

    I know, in 1909 there were 34 who served in Germany

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

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