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Re: The official AHF Austria-Hungary quiz thread

Post by AJK » 25 Mar 2021 20:27

An additional clue to yesterday's posting: he was Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Hungarian Army in 1916-1917.

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 31 Mar 2021 20:01

Hi AJK,

Not my area of expertise but based on the information provided my guess would be Gustav (or Gusztav) Schay, and the few photos of him I have been able find looks a bit like the one you have posted. If I am correct please feel free to post another - I only joined for the fun of finding the officer at hand, and I don't have enough AH knowledge to post a new question.
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Post by AJK » 31 Mar 2021 20:55

Hi Steen,

You are correct, it is indeed General der Infanterie (mit Titel und Charakter) Gustav Schay. Here is another officer with Hungarian ties, born 19 December 1860, died 26 March 1945.

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Post by Frech » 01 Apr 2021 05:10

I would mean:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Szurmay

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Post by AJK » 01 Apr 2021 05:31

You are correct, Christian. It is now up to you for the next question.

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Post by Frech » 01 Apr 2021 06:58

It´s not easy but I hope to present a new one:

Died in 1869 already with general´s rank.

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Post by IanE » 20 Apr 2021 11:11

Christian,

I wonder if there is a possible clue forthcoming?

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Post by paulus45 » 21 Apr 2021 14:43

Generalstabsarzt Dr. Franz Hoffmann Ritter von Vestenhof

29. Februar 1804 - 13. November 1882
ret. 01.02.1869

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Post by Frech » 22 Apr 2021 05:52

Yes, it´s him. Your turn.

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Post by paulus45 » 22 Apr 2021 09:12

General der Kavallerie (T & C)

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Post by paulus45 » 28 Apr 2021 21:40

In 1905, when Wilhelm Freiherr von Bothmer retired, the wanted general took over this position and remained there until his retirement in 1917.
GM Franz Kriszt became his successor.

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Post by paulus45 » 05 May 2021 17:33

* 25.11.1848
+ 01.08.1922

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Post by IanE » 12 May 2021 22:18

Paulus,

I think (90% certain) it is Siegmund Bacsak von Benefa, but I have a different date of death (21.04.1920) so that is why I am not sure.

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Post by paulus45 » 13 May 2021 11:30

Ian,

you are right - twice
It is Generalremontierungsinspektor Siegmund Bacsák von Benefa (Zsigmond Bacsák de Benefa)
Image: Moderne illustrierte Zeitung für Reise und Sport Heft 10/11 1914, pg. 26
(anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno-plus?aid=miz&datum=1914&page=825&size=45)

The date of death 01.08.1922 is from Antonio Schmidt-Brentano - and it's wrong - sorry

The date April 21, 1920 can be found in the "Wiener Landwirtschaftliche Zeitung" on May 8, 1920
(anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=wlz&date=19200508&query=%22Bacs%c3%a1k%22&ref=anno-search&seite=7)

and is (partly) repeated in the edition of December 25th, 1920.
(anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=wlz&date=19201225&query=%22Bacs%c3%a1k%22&ref=anno-search&seite=6)

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Post by IanE » 13 May 2021 12:51

Feldmarschalleutnant; born in Milan (Italy) and died in Klagenfurt.
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