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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 19 Nov 2022 08:20

Let's continue with corps units. Each peacetime corps (except two Turkestan Corps) included a "mortar" (actually howitzer) artillery battalion with 12 122-mm howitzers. The battalion name (number) coincided with that of the parent corps, i.e. Guards Mortar Artillery Battalion in the Guards Corps, 1 Mortar Artillery Battalion in the I Army Corps etc. The battalion consisted of the HQ (identical to the HQ of the separate rifle artillery battalion) and two batteries.

Establishment of the mortar [howitzer] artillery (wartime) battery, Shtat No.13 approved on 16 May 1910:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70285934

Battery commander, lt. colonel (colonel in batteries of Guards)
Senior officer, captain
Senior officer, sub-captain
3 junior officers, ensign - sub-captain
Sergeant major
3 armorers, senior NCOs
3 platoon NCOs, senior NCOs
19 junior NCOs
1 volunteer
1 trumpeter
6 gunners, corporals
6 technicians, corporals
15 scouts, observers, signalers and telephonists, corporals
30 corporals
160 privates
6 122-mm howitzers, each with 6 artillery horses
18 caissons, each with 6 artillery horses
2 telephone carts, each 1 artillery horse
15 spare artillery horses

1 senior and 1 junior battery clerks
1 battery and 2 veterinary medical assistants
7 artisans (2 locksmiths, 3 farriers, 1 saddler, 1 carpenter)
2 infirmary assistants
1 tailor

Artillery train:
Instrument wagon, 4 artillery horses, 2 privates as drivers/riders (European Russia and Caucasus)
4 wagons mod. 1884, each 2 artillery horses and 1 driver, private (European Russia and Caucasus) or 18 carts mod. 1890 each with 1 artillery horse and 1 driver, private (Turkestan, Siberia, Far East)
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 2 (Turkestan, Siberia, Far East) spare artillery horses with 1 horse handler, private
Total artillery train: 5/18 wagons and carts, 13/20 artillery horses, 7/19 privates

Intendancy train:

2 ambulance carts, each 1 train horse and 1 driver, private (Turkestan, Siberia, Far East)
2 wagons mod. 1884, each 2 train horses and a wagon driver, private (European Russia and Caucasus)
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 10 (Turkestan) or 8 (Far East and Siberia) cargo carts mod. 1890, each 1 train horse and 1 driver, private
Field kitchen, infantry-artillery type with 2 train horses and 1 driver, private
1 spare train horse with 1 horse handler, private (European Russia and Caucasus) or 3 spare train horses with 2 horse handler (Turkestan, Siberia, Far East)
Total intendancy train: 5/15/13 privates, 4/13/11 wagons and carts, 8/17/15 horses

Battalion train with 4 daily rations:
2 wagons mod. 1884, each 2 train horses and a wagon driver, private (European Russia and Caucasus)
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 9 (Turkestan, Siberia, Far East) cargo carts mod. 1890, each 1 train horse and 1 driver, private
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 2 (Turkestan, Siberia, Far East) spare train horses with a horse handler, private
Total battalion train: 4/10 privates, 3/9 wagons and carts, 6/11 train horses

Total battery: 6 officers, 276 (European Russia and Caucasus)/304 (Turkestan)/302 (Far East and Siberia) other ranks, 38 riding, 174 artillery (European Russia and Caucasus)/181 (Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) artillery, 14 (European Russia and Caucasus)/28 (Turkestan)/26 (Far East and Siberia) train horses, 14 (European Russia and Caucasus)/42(Turkestan)/40 (Far East and Siberia) carts and wagons.

Battery commander is authorized two own riding horses and 1 draft horse for a carriage. In Guards all other officers are authorized own riding horse.

Summary table for the corps mortar battalion (European Russia and Caucasus):
mortar battalion.png
As usual somewhat varying numbers are encountered in strength returns
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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 20 Nov 2022 08:45

Mortar (i.e. howitzer) park artillery battalion was associated with every corps mortar battalion. The park battalion consisted of the HQ and two mortar parks with a stock of howitzer ammunition.

Establishment of the mortar park artillery battalion HQ, Shtat No.12 approved on 16 May 1910:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70285940

Battalion commander, colonel
Battalion adjutant, 1st lt. – sub-captain

Paymaster, ordnance official
Senior doctor, official VIII rank
Junior doctor, official IX rank
Senior veterinary doctor, official VIII rank
Junior veterinary doctor, official IX rank

Sergeant major
2 servants at the officer mess, 7 orderlies, 5 grooms, all privates

1 battalion, 1 senior and 2 junior clerks
Lithographer and assistant lithographer
Bookbinder
1 senior, 1 junior, 1 drugstore and 1 senior veterinary medical assistant
Patient caretaker

Intendancy train:
A) Regimental-level
1 ambulance wagon with 4 train horses and 2 privates (European Russia and Caucasus)
1 medical, 1 drugstore and 1 veterinary cart, each with 1 train horse and 1 private
2 wagons mod. 1884, each with 2 train horses and 1 private (European Russia and Caucasus) or 5 cargo carts mod. 1890, each with 1 train horse and 1 private (Turkestan, Far East and Siberia)
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 2 (Turkestan, Far East and Siberia) spare train horses with 1 horse handler, private

B) Divisional-level (4 daily rations):
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 2 (Turkestan, Far East and Siberia) cargo carts mod. 1890, each with 1 train horse and 1 private

Total battalion HQ: 2 officers, 1 official, 4 doctors, 36 (38 in Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) other ranks, 2 riding and 13 (12) train horses.

Establishment of the mortar artillery park (wartime), Shtat No. 14 approved on 16 May 1910:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70285930

Park commander, captain (optionally sub-captain)
Senior officer, captain or sub-captain
2 junior officers, ensign - sub-captain
Records keeper, official X rank
Sergeant major
2 armorers, senior NCOs
3 platoon NCOs, senior NCOs
9 junior NCOs
1 trumpeter
9 technicians, corporals
30 corporals
148 privates
1 senior and 1 junior clerk
1 park and 2 veterinary medical assistants
9 artisans (1 locksmith, 3 farriers, 3 saddlers, 2 carpenters)
30 caissons with howitzer ammunition, each 6 artillery horses
9 spare artillery horses

Artillery train:
2 wagons mod. 1884, each 2 artillery horses and 1 private
1 spare artillery horses with a horse handler, private

Intendancy train:
2 ambulance carts, each with 1 train horse and 1 private (Siberia and Far East)
2 cargo wagons mod. 1884, each 2 train horses and 1 private
1 cargo cart mod. 1890 with 1 train horse and a private
1 field kitchen infantry-artillery type with 2 train horses and 1 private
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 2 (Far East and Siberia) spare train horses with 1 horse handler, private

Ration train (4 daily rations):
3 cargo wagons mod. 1884, each 2 train horses and 1 private
1 spare horse with 1 horse handler, private

Total park: 4 officers, 1 official, 229 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 231 (Siberia and Far East) other ranks, 18 riding horses, 194 artillery and 15 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 18 (Siberia and Far East) train horses, 39 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 41 (Far East and Siberia) carts and wagons.

In Guards all officers are authorized own riding horse. Officials receive horses at mobilization or purchase them using a state allowance.

Summary table for the mortar artillery park (European Russia and Caucasus):
Mortar park battalion.png
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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 26 Nov 2022 09:28

Corps sapper battalion consisted of three sapper companies (each with a light bridging park), a telegraph company, a searchlight company and a field engineer park

Wartime establishment of the sapper battalion (5 companies), Shtat No.4 approved on 21 May 1914
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70096615

1. Battalion staff and service detachment:

Battalion commander, colonel
2 assistant battalion commanders (one for technical and supply matters), lt. colonels
Battalion adjutant, ensign – sub-captain
(commander of service detachment – one of battalion’s junior officers)
Senior doctor, official VIII rank
Junior doctor, official IX rank
Veterinary doctor, official IX rank
Paymaster, official VIII rank
Quartermaster, official X rank
Records keeper for supply, official IX rank
Chief of weapons, senior ordnance master

Sergeant major
3 armorers (one for engineer equipment, telegraph equipment and weapons), senior NCOs
Train leader, senior NCO, riding horse
Battalion bugler, senior NCO, riding horse
2 cooks, privates
11 orderlies, privates
1 battalion, 2 senior and 3 junior clerks
1 senior, 1 junior and 1 senior veterinary medical assistant
Patient caretaker, senior NCO
2 infirmary assistants, privates
1 tailor, junior NCO
3 artisans
4 servants at the officer mess, privates
1 assistant cook, private
1 herder and butcher, private

Battalion intendancy train:
drugstore cart, 1 train horse, 1 private
2 sanitary and veterinary carts, each 1 train horse, 1 private
ambulance wagon, 4 train horses, 2 privates
1 wagon, 2 train horses, 1 private (In Caucasus sapper battalions 2 cargo carts, each 1 train horse and 1 private)
field kitchen, cavalry type, 2 train horses, 1 private
1 cargo cart, 1 train horse, 1 private
2 cargo wagons, each 2 train horses, 1 private
Wagon with rations, 2 train horses, 1 private
4 spare train horses with 2 privates
Total train: 10 carts and wagons, 22 train horses, 13 privates

Total battalion staff and service detachment: 4 officers, 7 doctors and officials, 54 other ranks, 22 draft and 2 riding horses, 10 carts and wagons

2. Communication detachment
8 telephone operators (1 junior NCO and 7 privates
2 mounted messengers (1 junior NCO and 1 privates), each with a riding horse

3. three sapper companies, each:

Company commander, captain
3 junior officers, ensign - sub-captain
Sergeant major
Armorer, senior NCO
4 senior NCOs
16 junior NCOs
2 train leaders, junior NCOs, each with riding horse
20 corporals
180 privates
2 cooks, privates
4 orderlies, privates
1 company medical assistant
2 artisans
1 herder and butcher, private

Company intendancy train:
Ammunition cart, 1 train horse, 1 private [attached to the battalion train]
Field kitchen, infantry-artillery type, 2 train horses, 1 private
1 cargo cart, 1 train horse, 1 private*
2 cargo wagons, each 2 train horses, 1 private*
*(in Caucasus sapper battalions 2 cargo cart and 1 cargo wagon per company)
Ration cart, 1 train horse, 1 private
2 ration wagons, each 2 train horses, 1 private

Company engineer train:
12 sapper carts, each 1 train horses and 1 private
6 wagons for the bridging park, each 4 train horses and 2 privates

5 spare train horses with 3 privates

Total sapper company: 4 officers, 271 other ranks, 54 draft and 2 riding horses, 26 wagons and carts

4. Telegraph company

Company commander, captain
Sergeant major
Armorer, senior NCO
Orderly, private
1 ammunition cart with 1 train horse and 1 private

1) 1-2 pole sections, each:
Section commander, captain
Junior officer, ensign - sub-captain
7 senior NCOs (6 telegraph operator and 1 lineman (riding horse))
8 junior NCOs (6 telegraph operators and 2 linemen (riding horse))
1 train leader, junior NCO, riding horse
9 corporals and 40 privates (incl. 6 telegraph operators and 2 optical telegraph operators (riding horse))
1 cook, private
2 orderlies, privates
1 company medical assistant
1 junior veterinary medical assistant
1 artisan
1 assistant cook, private
1 herder and butcher, private

Section intendancy train:
Field kitchen, cavalry type with 2 train horses and 1 private
1 cargo cart with 1 train horse and 1 private*
3 wagons, each 2 train horses and 1 private*
*(in Caucasus sapper battalions 4 carts (1 horse) and 2 wagons (2-horse)
1 ration wagon, 2 train horses and 1 private

Section engineer train:
4 telegraph carts, each 1 train horse and 1 private [6 telegraph stations]
2 cart with optical equipment, each 1 train horse and 1 private
2 telephone carts, each 1 train horse and 1 private
20 carts for materials, each 1 train horse and 1 private
2 carts for spare equipment, each 1 train horse and 1 private

4 spare train horses with 2 privates

2) 1-2 cable sections, each:
Section commander, captain
Junior officer, ensign - sub-captain
7 senior NCOs (6 telegraph operator and 1 lineman (riding horse))
8 junior NCOs (6 telegraph operators and 2 linemen (riding horse))
1 train leader, junior NCO, riding horse
9 corporals and 35 privates (incl. 6 telegraph operators, 5 linemen (riding horse) and 2 optical telegraph operators (riding horse))
1 cook, private
2 orderlies, privates
1 company medical assistant
1 junior veterinary medical assistant
1 assistant cook
1 herder and butcher, private

Section intendancy train:
Field kitchen, cavalry type with 2 train horses and 1 private
1 cargo cart with 1 train horse and 1 private*
3 wagons, each 2 train horses and 1 private*
* (in Caucasus sapper battalions 4 carts (1 horse) and 2 wagons (2-horse)
1 ration wagon, 2 train horses and 1 private

Section engineer train:
4 telegraph carts, each 1 train horse and 1 private [6 telegraph stations]
2 cart with optical equipment, each 1 train horse and 1 private
1 telephone carts, each 1 train horse and 1 private
13 carts for materials, each 1 train horse and 1 private
2 carts for spare equipment, each 1 train horse and 1 private

4 spare train horses with 2 privates

Total telegraph company: 9 officers, 422 privates, 34 riding and 165 train horses, 129 carts and wagons

5. Searchlight company

Company commander, captain
4 junior officers, ensign – sub-captain
Sergeant major
Armorer, senior NCO
6 senior NCOs
9 junior NCOs
9 corporals
48 privates
5 orderlies, privates
12 artisans
24 riding horse

Company intendancy train:
18 cargo carts, each 1 train horse and 1 private

Company engineer train:
6 generator wagon, each 4 train horses and 2 privates
6 tower wagon, each 6 train horses and 3 privates
6 can carts, each 1 train horse and 1 private
12 cable carts, each 1 train horse and 1 private
6 instrument carts, each 1 train horse and 1 private
12 carts for spare parts, each 1 train horse and 1 private

12 spare train horses with 6 privates

Total searchlight company: 5 officers, 181 other ranks, 24 riding and 126 train horses, 66 carts and wagons

6. Field engineer park

Park commander, captain
Senior NCO
Junior NCO
Train leader, junior NCO, riding horse
2 corporals
12 privates
Cook, private
Orderly, private
Junior clerk
Junior medical assistant
Junior veterinary medical assistant
2 artisans, privates
Assistant cook, private

Intendancy train:
1 wagon, 2 train horses and 1 private (in Caucasus sapper battalions 2 1-horse carts)
Field kitchen, cavalry type, 2 train horses and 1 private
1 ration wagon, 2 train horses and 1 private

Engineer train:
51 park carts, each 1 train horse and 1 private

6 spare train horses with 2 privates

Total field park: 1 officer, 81 other ranks, 1 riding and 63 train horses, 54 carts and wagons.

Total battalion: 31 officer, 3 doctors, 4 officials, 1561 (1571 in the Caucasus sapper battalions) other ranks, 69 riding and 538 (539 in Caucasus sapper battalions) train horses, 337 (347 in Caucasus sapper battalions) carts and wagons

Artisans, cooks and assistant cooks and butchers are normally attached to the battalion train.
2 men in each company are assigned as signalers and equipped with horns.
1/3 of assistant battalion commander positions are filled with colonels

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by waldopepper » 14 Dec 2022 00:23

Art,

Thanks for these translations.

I have a question about a company that appears at army-level in sone of the OOBs on the guwar.mil.ru website.

The unit is "искровая рота" which Google Translate translates as "Spark company"

What kind of unit is this? Is it a wireless unit?

Thanks again for your help.

Waldo

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 16 Dec 2022 22:08

Yes, radio (or wireless) company.

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by waldopepper » 17 Dec 2022 01:42

Thanks, mate.

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 17 Dec 2022 08:49

Establishment of the staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief [GHQ of the Operational Army or Stavka], Shtat No.1, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- Supreme Commander-in-Chief
- 2 personal aides, full generals and lt. generals, optionally belong to the General Staff
- 3 adjutants, field or company officers

Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief
- Chief of staff, full general of the General Staff
- Official for diplomatic correspondence, official V rank
- Personal aide, colonel, optionally belongs to the General Staff
- adjutant, field or company officer

I. Administration of the quartermaster-general
- quartermaster-general, major general or lt. general of the General Staff
- major general of the General Staff
- field officers of the General Staff (3 per every front or separate army under Supreme CIC command)
- 2 company officers of the military survey corps
- company officer as journalist
- interpreters, officer of civil officials (V rank) – arbitrary numbers, a mounted orderly and a riding horse is assigned to each interpreter
- photographer, official VIII rank

Other ranks:
- photography master
- 1 senior and 1 medium grade draftsman
- 2 higher, 3 medium and 3 lower grade clerks

II. Administration of the duty general at the Supreme Commander-in-Chief
- Duty general, major general or lt. general, optionally belongs to the General Staff
- 3 field officers
- 2 officials, VII rank
- paymaster of the staff, official VII rank
- staff journalist, official VII rank

Other ranks:
- 2 senior, 3 medium and 3 lower grade clerks

Attached to the administration of the duty general:

1. Administration of the general headquarters commandant:
- Commandant, colonel
- 2 adjutants, company officers
- records keeper, official VII rank
Other ranks:
1 senior, 1 medium and 1 lower grade clerks

Subordinated to the commandant
- orthodox priest
- cleric
- doctor, official VI rank
- veterinary doctor, official VII rank
- 1 senior medical assistant, 1 drugstore, 1 veterinary assistant

Service company:
- company commander also commander of he GHQ train, company officer
Other ranks:
- sergeant major
- armorer
- clerk, medium grade
- 1 senior and 2 junior NCOs
- 6 privates for administrative duties
- 56 orderlies (plus arbitrary number of orderlies for the C-in-C and one orderly for every interpreter)
- grooms (one per every officer or official with a riding horse)
- drivers at the train, privates
- 7 artisans (tailor, cobbler, 2 smiths, carpenter, saddler, locksmith)

Convoy at the Supreme Commander-in-Chief – assigned by the plan of mobilization
- 4 company officers of the courier corps

2. Printing office
- chief of the printing officer, official VII rank
- 5 typesetters, 4 pressmen, 2 ink coaters, 2 book-binders, 2 lithographers

III. Administration of the chief of military communications at the Supreme Commander-in-Chief

- Chief of military communications, major general or lt. general of the General Staff
- 3 field officers of the General Staff
- field officer of the military engineer corps or railroad troops
- 2 engineers of the Ministry of Communications, officials VI rank
Other ranks:
- draftsman, senior grade
- 1 senior, 2 medium, 1 lower grade clerks

IV. Naval administration at the Supreme Commander-in-Chief
- Chief of administration, rear admiral
- field officers of the Naval General Staff (2 per every fleet subordinated to the Commander-in-Chief)
Other ranks:
- clerk, senior grade

Total in the staff (considering three fronts (armies) and two fleets subordinated to the staff, without orderlies of the C-in-C, grooms, train privates, convoy, and interpreters):
9 generals, 24 field and 12 company officers, 1 priest, 10 officials, 1 doctor, 1 veterinary doctor, 124 other ranks.

Quartermaster-general is responsible for operations, intelligence and communication with other staffs, duty general – for accounting of personnel, horses, equipment and supplies, personnel affairs and finances, chief of military communications – for railroads, roads, waterways and telegraph (telephone) lines.

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

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Establishment of the staff of the Commander-in-Chief of armies of the front [Staff of the Front], Shtat No.2 appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- Commander-in-Chief of armies of the front
- personal aide, major general or lt. general
- personal aide, colonel, optionally belongs to the General Staff
- 2 adjutants, field or company officers

Staff of the Commander-in-Chief
- Chief of staff, lt. general or full general of the General Staff

I. Administration of the quartermaster-general
- quartermaster-general, major general or lt. general of the General Staff

1. Operations section
- chief of sections, colonel of the General Staff
- 2 assistants, field officers of the General Staff

2. Intelligence section
- chief of section, colonel of the General Staff
- 2 assistants, field officers, one belongs to the General Staff and one to the Gendarme Corps
- interpreters, officers or officials, VI rank (arbitrary number, each interpreter is assigned an orderly and a riding horse)

3. General section
- chief of section, colonel of the General Staff
- assistant, field officer of the General Staff

4. Military censorship section
- chief of section, colonel of the general staff
- assistant, field officer of the General Staff
- assistant, company officer, optionally belongs to the General Staff

(- field and company officers assigned to sections according to the plan of mobilization)

5. Military topographic (survey) section
- chief of section, colonel of the military topography corps
- assistant chief, field officer of the military topography corps
- 2 company officers of the military topography corps

6. For assignment
- field officer of the General Staff
- photographer, official VIII rank

Other ranks:
- Photography master
- 2 senior and 2 medium grade draftsmen
- 4 senior, 4 medium and 3 lower grade clerks

II. Administration of the duty general
- duty general, major general or lt. general

1. Inspection section
- chief of section, colonel
- 1 field and 1 company officers, 2 officials VII rank

2. General section
- chief of section, colonel
- assistant, official VII rank
- paymaster of the staff, official VII rank
- journalist, official VII rank
- assistant journalist, official VIII rank
Other ranks:
- 5 senior, 5 medium and 3 lower grade clerks

Attached to the administration of the duty general:
1. Chief of military courts
- major general of military justice
- 2 field officers of military justice
- 1 senior and 1 medium grade clerks

2. Administration of the main headquarters’ commandant
- commandant, colonel
- commandant’s adjutant, company officer
- records keeper, official VII rank
- 1 senior and 1 medium grade clerks

Subordinated to the commandant:
a) - orthodox priest
- cleric, other rank

b) - main HQs doctor, official VII rank
- main HQ veterinary doctor, official VII rank
- 1 senior medical, 1 drugstore, 1 veterinary assistant

c) Service company:
- company commander also HQ train commander, company officer
- sergeant major
- armorer
- medium grade clerk
- 1 senior and 2 junior NCO
- 4 privates for administrative duties
- 53 orderlies, privates (plus orderlies at the C-in-C and interpreters)
- grooms (on per every officer with a riding horse)
- train privates (number unspecified)
- 7 artisans (tailor, cobbler, 2 smiths, carpenter, saddler, locksmith)

d) Convoy at the C-in-C – assigned by the plan of mobilization

e) 4 company officers of the courier corps

f) communication detachment – assigned by the plan of mobilization

3. Printing office
- chief of the printing officer, official VII rank
- 5 typesetters, 4 pressmen, 2 ink coaters, 2 book-binders, 4 lithographers

III. Naval Administration
- chief of administration, rear admiral
- 2 field officers of the Naval General Staff
- 1 senior grade clerk

Total staff:
7 generals, 23 field and 12 company officers, 1 priest, 9 officials, 1 doctor, 1 veterinary doctor, 124 other ranks (w/o interpreters, orderlies at C-in-C and interpreters, grooms, train and convoy)

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 23 Dec 2022 12:55

Supply apparatus of the front echelon consisted of:
- the chief of supply of armies of the front and his office
- administration of the chief of military communications
- administration of the chief of artillery supply
- administration of the chief of engineer supply
- administration of the indentant
- administration of the chief of medical service
- administration of the chief of veterinary service
- administrtion of the chief paymaster and the cash office
- administration of the chief field auditor

Establishment of the office of the chief of the front's supplies, Shtat No.3, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- chief of supply of armies of the front, lt. general or full general of the General Staff
- personal aide, major general, optionally belongs to the General Staff
- personal aide, colonel
- 2 adjutants, field or company officers
- assistant chief of supply, major general or lt. general

I. Office of the chief of supply of armies of the front

- chief of office, major general

1. Accounting section
- chief of section, official VI rank
- 2 assistants, officials VII rank
- accountant, official VII rank

2. Administrative section
- chief of section, official VI rank
- 2 assistants, officials VII rank
- paymaster, official VII rank
- assistant paymaster, official VIII rank

3. General section
- chief of section, official VI rank
- 2 assistants, official VII rank

4. Civil affairs section
- chief of section, official VI rank
- assistant, official VII rank

5. Secretary section
- secretary, official VI rank
- journalist, official VII rank

- 7 higher, 7 medium, 5 lower grade clerks

Attached to the office:
1) Administration of the headquarters commandant

- Commandant, colonel
- adjutant, company officer
- records keeper, official VII rank
- 1 higher and 1 medium grade clerks

Subordinated to the commandant:
a) - Doctor, official VII rank
- 1 senior medical, 1 drugstore, 1 veterinary assistant
b) Service company
- company commander, company officer
- sergeant major
- armorer
- medium grade clerk
- 20 privates for administrative duties
- 210 orderlies, privates
- grooms (unspecified number, one groom for every officer and official with a riding horse)
- 6 artisans (tailor, cobbler, smith, carpenter, saddler, locksmith)

2) Legal adviser at the office of the chief of supply

3) Administration of the main priest of armies of the front
- main priest
- secretary
- cleric, other rank

4) Unorthodox and foreign faith clergy
- Roman Catholic priest
- sexton
- Evangelical Lutheran priest
- junior deacon
- Muslim mullah

5) Printing office
- chief of office, official VII rank
- 5 typesetters, 4 pressmen, 2 ink coaters, 2 book-binders, 4 lithographers

Total office of the chief of supply:
4 generals, 3 field officers, 3 company officers, 20 officials, 1 doctor, 4 priests, 280 other ranks (without grooms), 3 clerics

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 23 Dec 2022 17:20

Establishment of the administration of the chief of military communications of armies of the front, Shtat No.4, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- chief of military communications, major general or lt. general of the General Staff
- personal aide, colonel of the military engineer corps
- personal aide, engineer of the Ministry of Communications, official V rank

I. Office of the chief of military communications
- chief of office, colonel, optionally belongs to the general staff
- records keeper, official VI rank
- secretary, official VII rank
- accountant, official VII rank
- legal adviser, official V rank
- 3 higher, 3 medium and 2 lower grade clerks

II. Military operating department
- chief of department, colonel or major general, optionally belongs to the General Staff
1. General section
- chief of section, colonel
- 2 assistants, field officers, one belongs to the Corps of Gendarmes
- assistant, company officer
2. Troops and cargo transportation section
- chief of section, colonel
- assistant, field officer
- 2 assistants, company officers
3. Railroad troops and field railroads sections
- chief of section, colonel of Military Engineers Corps
- 2 assistants, field officers
- 4 assistants, company officers
- accountants, official VII rank
4. Reserve of personnel – according to the plan of mobilization

- 4 higher, 5 medium and 4 lower grade clerks

III. Communications department (when needed expanded according to Shtat No.5 - see below)
- chief of department, engineer of communication service, official V rank
- 6 engineers of communication service (3 for railroad operations, 2 for railroad construction, one for roads and waterways), officials VI rank
- 4 technicians, officials VII rank
- 5 civil clerks and draftsmen

Reserve of personnel - according to the plan of mobilization

IV. Line of communications and transport department
- chief of department, colonel of major general
- personal aide, field officer
- doctor, official VI rank
- veterinary doctor, official VI rank
1. Line of communications section
- chief of section, colonel
- 2 assistants: 1 field and 1 company officer
2. Transport section
- chief of section, colonel
- 2 assistants: 1 field and 1 company officer
3. Reserve of personnel - according to the plan of mobilization

- 4 higher, 5 medium and 4 lower grade clerks

V. Post and telegraph department
- chief of section, official V rank
- 2 assistant chiefs, officials VI rank
- 2 records keepers, officials VI rank
- 2 assistant records keepers, officials VII rank
- accountant, official VII rank
- journalist, official VIII rank
- chief mechanic, official VI rank
- senior mechanic, official VII rank
- junior mechanic, official VIII rank
- 2 linemen, officials VIII rank
- 4 junior employees

Reserve of personnel - according to the plan of mobilization

Attached to the department – post&telegraph party – according to a separate establishment

VI. Indentancy section
- intendant, official V rank
- 2 records keepers, officials VI rank
- 2 assistant records keepers, officials VII rank
- 1 assistant records keeper, official VIII rank
- accountant, official VII rank
- for assignments, officials VIII ranks
- 2 higher, 3 medium and 3 lower grade clerks

Total administration: 1 general, 17 field officers, 9 company officers, 40 officials, 1 doctor, 1 veterinary doctor, 42 other ranks, 9 employees.

Establishment (optional) of the communication department of the administration of the chief of military communications of armies of the front, Shtat No.5, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- chief of department, engineer of communication service, official V rank
- 3 engineers of communications service, officials VI rank
1. [Railorad] Technical section
- chief of section engineer of communication service, official VI rank
- senior assistants, officials VII rank (one for every railroad administration under control of the department)
- junior assistants, officials VIII rank (one for every railroad administration under control of the department)
- draftsmen (one for every senior assistant)
- civil clerks (one for every senior assistant)

2. [Railroad] Operating section
- chief of section engineer of communication service, official VI rank
- senior assistants, officials VII rank (one for every railroad administration under control of the department)
- junior assistants, officials VIII rank (one for every railroad administration under control of the department)
- civil clerks (one for every senior assistant)

3. Waterways, highway and dirt road section
- chief of section, engineer of communication service, official VI rank
- senior assistant, official VII rank
- junior assistant, official VIII rank
- 4 civil clerks

4. General section
- chief of section, official VI rank
- assistant chief, official VII rank
- accountant, official VII rank
- 2 assistant accountants, official VIII rank
- journalist, official VIII rank
- 3 civil clerks

5. Reserve of personnel – according to the plan of mobilization

Total department: 7 engineers, 8 officials (+ one for every railroad administration), 7 civil clerks (+ one for every railroad administration), draftsmen (one for every railroad administration), orderlies (one per every official).

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 24 Dec 2022 07:45

Establishment of the administration of the chief of artillery supply of armies of the front, Shtat No. 6, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- chief of artillery supply of armies of the front, major general or lt. general
- 2 colonels
- 2 lt. colonels
- 2 ordnance officials, officials VII rank
- accountant, official VII rank
- 2 higher (*), 2 medium, 1 lower grade clerks

* - one of them keeps the journal of the administration
Total: 1 general, 4 field officers, 3 officials, 5 other ranks

Establishment of the administration of the chief of engineer supply of armies of the front, Shtat No. 7, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- chief of engineer supply, major general or lt. general
- 2 colonels
- 2 lt. colonels
- 2 engineer officials, officials VII rank
- accountant, official 1 rank
- 2 higher grade draftsmen
- 2 higher (*), 3 medium, 3 lower grade clerks

* - one of them keeps the journal of the administration
Total: 1 general, 4 field officers, 3 officials, 10 other ranks

Establishment of the administration of the intendant of armies of the front, Shtat No. 8, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- intendant of armies of the front, major general or lt. general
- assistant intendant, major general

1. Office
- chief of office, official VI rank
- assistant chief, official VII rank

2. Ration section
- chief of section, official VI rank
- 3 senior assistants, officials VII rank
- 4 junior assistants, officials VIII rank
- accountant, official VII rank

3. Clothing and train section
- chief of section, official VI rank
- assistant, official VII rank
- accountant, official VII rank

4. Accounting section
- chief of section, official VI rank
- assistant, official VII rank
- accountant, official VII rank
- assistant accountant, official VIII rank

5. For assignments and technical control:
- official VI rank
- official VII rank
- senior technician, official VI rank
- junior technician, official VII rank

- higher grade draftsman
- 8 higher (*), 10 medium, 10 lower grade clerks

* - one of them keeps the journal of the administration
Total: 2 generals, 22 officials, 29 other ranks

Establishment of the administration of the chief of medical service of armies of the front, Shtat No. 9, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- chief of medical service of armies of the front
- personal aide, doctor VI rank
- personal aide, doctor VII rank
- pharmacist, official VIII rank

1. Office
- chief of office, doctor VI rank
- 2 records keeper, doctors VII rank
- 2 assistant records keepers, officials VII rank
- pharmacist, official IX rank

Information section
- records keeper, doctor VII rank
- assistant records keeper, official VII rank
- accountant, official VII rank

- 2 higher (*), 1 medium, 1 lower grade clerks
* - one of them keeps the journal of the administration

2. Medical-hygiene department
- chief of department, doctor V rank
- 2 records keepers, doctors VII rank
- 2 assistants, officials VII rank
- 2 higher, 1 medium, 1 lower grade clerks

3. Evacuation department
- chief of department, colonel
- assistant chief, field officer
- records keeper, official VI rank
- assistant records keeper, official VII rank
- field officer for assignment
- 2 higher, 1 medium, 1 lower grade clerks

Total administration: 3 field officers, 9 officials, 10 doctors, 2 pharmacists, 12 other ranks

Establishment of the administration of the chief of veterinary service of armies of the front, Shtat No. 10, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- chief of veterinary service, veterinary doctor V rank
- 3 personal aides, veterinary doctors VI rank
- personal aide, veterinary doctor VII rank

For records:
- 2 veterinary doctors VII rank
- official VII rank
- accountant, official VII rank

- 2 higher (*), 2 medium, 1 lower grade clerk

* - one of them keeps the journal of the administration
Total administration: 7 veterinary doctors, 2 officials, 5 other ranks

Establishment of the administration of the chief paymaster of armies of the front, Shtat No. 11, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- chief paymaster, official IV rank
- assistant chief paymaster, official V rank

I. Administration:
- 2 officials VI rank
- 2 officials VII rank
- secretary, official VI rank
Reserve of personnel – according to the plan of mobilization

- 2 higher and 1 medium grade clerks

Total administration: 7 officials, 3 other ranks

II. Сhief accounting department of field and fortress pay offices:
- chief accountant, official V rank
- 4 accountants, officials VI rank
- 6 assistant accountants, officials VII rank
- 2 higher, 2 medium grade clerks

Total accounting department: 11 officials, 4 other ranks

III. Central savings office
- chief accountant, official V rank
- auditor, official VI rank
- cashier, official VII rank
- 2 accountants, officials VII rank
- 3 higher grade clerks

Total central savings office: 5 officials, 3 other ranks

Establishment of the administration of the chief field auditor of armies of the front, Shtat No. 12, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- chief field auditor of armies of the front, official IV rank
- 2 senior auditors, officials V rank
- 4 auditors, officials VI rank
- 4 assistant auditors, officials VII rank
- secretary, official VII rank

Reserve of personnel – according to the plan of mobilization
- 2 higher (*), 1 medium, 1 lower grade clerks

* - one of them keeps the journal of the administration
Total administration: 12 officials, 4 other ranks

All administration subordinated to the chief of supply of armies of the front:
9 generals, 31 field and 12 company officers, 14 doctors and pharmacists, 8 veterinary doctors, 134 officials, 4 priests, 409 other ranks (without grooms)

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 30 Dec 2022 08:36

Establishment of the staff of the army subordinated to the front, Shtat No. 13, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- army commander
- personal aide, major general, optionally belongs to the general staff
- personal aide, field officer, optionally belongs to the general staff
- 2 adjutants, field or company officers

Staff of the army commander
- chief of staff, lt. general of the General Staff

I. Department of quartermaster-general
- quartermaster-general, major general of the General Staff

1. Operations sections
- senior adjutant, field officer of the General Staff
- assistant adjutant, field officer of the General Staff
- assistant adjutant, company officer of the General Staff

2. Intelligence section
- senior adjutant, field officer of the General Staff
- assistant adjutant, field officer of the General Staff
- field officer for assignment, can belong to the Corps of Gendarmes
- interpreters, officers of civil officials VI rank (arbitrary number, each interpreter is assigned an orderly and a riding horse)

3. General section
- senior adjutant, field officer of the General Staff
- 2 assistant adjutants, company officers, one belongs to the General Staff
- assistant adjutant, official VII rank

4. Military censorship section
- senior adjutant, field officer of the General Staff
- assistant adjutant, company officer, optionally belongs to the General Staff
- field and company officers assigned to the section – the number is defined in the plan of mobilization

5. For assignments
- field officer of the General Staff
- field officer of the Military Survey Corps
- field officer of the Navy
- company officer of the Military Survey Corps
- photographer, official VIII rank

Other ranks:
- photography master
- 2 higher and 2 medium grade draftsmen
- 4 higher, 4 medium and 3 lower grade clerks

II. Department of the duty general
- duty general, major general, optionally belongs to the General Staff
1. Inspector section
- senior adjutant, field officer
- 2 assistant adjutants, company officers
- 2 assistant adjutants, officials VII rank
2. General section
- senior adjutant, field officer
- 2 assistant adjutants, officials VII rank
- staff paymaster, official VII rank
- staff journalist, official VII rank

Other ranks:
- 5 higher, 4 medium and 3 lower grade clerks
- 5 lithographers

Attached to the department of duty general:
I. Administration of the headquarters commandant
- commandant of the army headquarters, colonel
- adjutant, company officer
- records keeper, official VII rank
- 1 higher and 1 medium grade clerks

Subordinated to the commandant:
a) - Orthodox priest
- cleric, other rank

b) - army headquarters doctor, official VII rank
- senior medical, drugstore and veterinary medical assistants

c) Service company
- company commander (also commander of the army HQ train), company officer
- sergeant major
- armorer
- medium grade clerk
- 1 senior and 3 junior NCOs at train
- 8 privates for administrative duties
- 82 orderlies, privates (also orderlies with interpreters)
- grooms, privates (one per every officer or official with a riding horse)
- privates at the train (unspecified number)
- 7 artisans (1 tailor, 1 cobbler, 1 smith, 1 saddler, 1 carpenter, 1 locksmith), privates

d) Convoy at the army commander – assigned by the plan of mobilization

e) Communication detachment - assigned by the plan of mobilization

III. Line of communications and administrative department
- chief of department, major general of the General Staff

I. Office of the chief of LoC and administrative department
- chief of office, colonel
- records keeper, official VI rank
- assistant records keeper, official VII rank
- accountant, official VII rank
- assistant accountant, official VIII rank

2. Chief of lines of communication and transports, colonel, optionally belongs to the General Staff
- 2 field officers
- 3 field officers
- 1 official VI rank and 1 official VII rank of post and telegraph service
- 2 company officers for assignments

3. Chief of artillery service, colonel
- field officer
- company officer
- ordnance official VII rank

4. Chief of engineer service, colonel
- field officer
- company officer
- ordnance official VII rank

5. Chief of intendant service, colonel
- 2 records keepers, official VI rank
- 3 assstant records keeper, official VII rank
- accountant, official VII rank
- assistant accountant, official VIII rank
- 2 clerks, officials XI rank
- 1 official VII rank and 1 official VIII rank for assignments

6. Chief of medical service, doctor V rank
- records keeper, doctor VII rank

7. Chief of medical service, veterinary doctor VI rank
- records keeper, veterinary doctor VII rank

8. Field auditor, official VI rank
- 3 assistant auditors, official VII rank

Other ranks:
- higher grade draftsman
- senior medical assistant
- veterinary assistant
- 9 higher, 9 medium and 10 lower grade clerks

Total staff of the army: 6 generals, 25 field officers, 16 company officers, 1 priest, 32 officials (without interpreters), 5 doctors, 175 other ranks (without interpreters’ orderlies, grooms, train, and convoy)

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 03 Jan 2023 10:37

Establishment of the field headquarters of the separate army, which controls a military district, Shtat No. 14, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- commander of the army
- personal aide, major general, optionally belongs to the General Staff
- personal aide, field officer, optionally belongs to the General Staff
- 2 adjutants, field or company officers

I. Staff of the separate army – see Shtat No.2 of the staff of the front

- chief of the military district, also chief of supply of the separate army, lieutenant general
- personal aide, major general
- adjutant, field of company officer

II. Headquarters of the military district – Shtat No.16
Normal composition: 4 generals, 14 field and 12 company officers, 4 doctors, 2 veterinary doctors, 44 officials, 97 other ranks

Administration of the chief of military communications of the military district
- chief of military communications, major general of the General Staff
- personal aides, engineers of the Ministry of Communications, officials V rank (one per every railroad administration)
- personal aide, official V rank of post and telegraph service

I. Office of the chief of communications
- chief of office, field officer
- 2 records keepers, officials VI rank
- accountant, official VII rank
- 2 higher, 2 medium and 1 lower grade clerk
- 23 orderlies, privates (one per every officer or official)
- 3 privates for administrative duties

2. Military operating department
- chief of department, colonel, optionally belongs to the General Staff
- personal aide, railroad engineer, official V rank
a) General section
- senior adjutant, field officer, optionally belongs to the General Staff
- assistant adjutant, company officer
b) Troops and cargo transportation section
- senior adjutant, field officer, optionally belongs to the General Staff
- assistant adjutant, company officer
c) Railroad troops and field railroads section
- senior adjutant, field officer
- 2 assistant adjutants, company officers
- accountant, official VII rank
- 4 higher, 4 medium and 4 lower grade clerks

3. Line of communications and transport department
- chief of department, colonel
a) Line of communications section
- senior adjutant, field officer
- 2 assistants, company officers
b) Transport section
- senior adjutant, field officer
- 2 assistants, company officer
- 3 higher, 3 medium and 3 lower grade clerks

Reserve of personnel – according to the plan of mobilization
Field telegraph construction party – by a separate establishment

Total HQ of the separate army:
14 generals, 46 field officers, 32 company officers, 1 priest, 59 officials (also a varied number of interpreters and railroad engineers), 5 doctors, 3 veterinary doctors, 273 other ranks (also orderlies of the army commander and interpreters, grooms, train privates and convoy).

Normal establishment of the military districts’ headquarters, Shtat No. 16, appendix to the “Regulation on field command of the army in wartime”, 1914

- chief of the military district, lieutenant general
- personal aide, major general
- adjutant, field of company officer

I. District’s staff (5 sections: organizations, military censorship, mobilization, administrative and civil affair):
- chief of staff (general), 5 senior adjutants (off), 5 assistant adjutants (off), secretary (off), assistant secretary (official), 1 field and 2 company officers for assignments, 1 company officer of the Survey Corps, commander of service detachment (off), journalist (official), 4 higher, 5 medium and 6 lower grade clerks (OR)

II. District’s intendant administration (office, rations, clothing and accounting sections
- chief of administration, official
- assistant chief of administration, official
- chief of office, official
- 3 chief of sections (officials), 2 senior heads of desks (officials), 2 heads of desks (officials), 4 assistant heads of desks (officials), 2 accountants (officials), 2 assistant accountants (officials), 2 officials VII rank and 2 officials VIII ranks for assignments, 1 senior and 1 junior technicians (officials), paymaster (official), 12 higher, 14 medium and 16 lower grade clerks (OR), 2 tally clerks (OR)

III. District’s artillery administration (inspector, technical and ammunition sections)
- chief of administration (general)
- chief of officer(off), 3 senior adjutants (off), 3 assistant adjutants (officials), accountant (official), assistant accountant (official), 4 higher, 5 medium and 6 lower grade clerks (OR)

IV. District’s quartering administration (construction, administrative and accounting sections)
- chief of administration, general
- 2 records keepers (off), 2 assistant records keepers (off), senior head of desk (official), head of desk (official), 2 assistant head of desk (officials), accountant (official), company officer of engineers, 3 higher, 4 medium and 5 lower grade clerks (OR), 1 senior and 1 junior draftsman (OR)

V. District’s administration of the inspector of engineers
- chief of administration, general
- senior adjutant (off), 2 assistant adjutants (off), 1 higher, 1 medium, 2 lower grade clerks (OR), 1 senior medical assistant (OR), 1 senior and 1 junior draftsman (OR)

VI. District’s military medical administration (sanitary, hospital, evacuation and inspection sections)
- chief of administration, doctor
- 2 senior records keepers (1 doctor and 1 official), 4 records keepers (2 doctors and 2 officials), accountant (official),

VII. District’s veterinary administration
- chief of administration, veterinary doctor
- records keeper, veterinary doctor

- (VI and VII) 1 higher and 1 lower grade clerks (OR)

Administration of the field auditor (formed in wartime in districts included to the theatre of operations)
- district’s auditor, official IV rank
- senior auditor, official V rank
- 3 auditors, official VI rank
- secretary, official VII rank
- 2 assistant auditors, officials VII rank
- 2 higher and 2 medium grade clerks

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