Was Rittmeister Barton a Regimental Commander in WWI?

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Was Rittmeister Barton a Regimental Commander in WWI?

Post by Orok » 28 Apr 2004 19:48

Hi all,

I just found out on Michael Miller's Axis Biographical Research website that the MMThO winner and later German Generalmajor Gottfried Barton is listed as "Commander of the 13th Ulanen-Regiment" from 9 Apr 1917 until 1 Sep 1917. If this information is accurate, I find this to be a little bit extraordinary, since Barton was only a Rittmeister at that time, and he would not be promoted to the rank of Oberst until December 1936 and would not hold another regimental command until June 1936.

I would appreciate if some one can verify Barton's regimental command during the Great War!

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Barton

Post by Glenn2438 » 28 Apr 2004 20:24

Hi Orok,

According to the list of regimental commanders I have he was not.

Sep 16 - Jun 17: Oberst Emil Ritter Vogl von Fernheim
Jun 17 - Sep 17: Oberst Gustav Mitlacher

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Post by Orok » 28 Apr 2004 20:58

Glenn,

Thank you very much for the clarification. Now I wonder what posotion he held during that period. Perhaps Michael can give us some insight! :lol:

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