Gen. Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir Erkilet

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Gen. Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir Erkilet

Post by Tosun Saral » 27 Nov 2007 11:57

Major General Huseyin Husnu Emir Erkilet (Gazze 1883- Istanbul 1953)
He was origianely a Tatar Turk whose family imigrated from Krim. He was borned at Gazze where his father was an officer.
Military serial nr. : P (Inf.). 1320(1904) 5
Graduated Military acadamy as staff captain in 1907
Capt.Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir Staff of officer of the East Army during Balkan War.
Maj. Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir staff officer of the 5th AC during the Battles of August 6-13th 1915 at Gallipoli.
Maj.Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir chief operations officer of the Yıldırım Army Group.
Lt. Col. H.H.E.Erkilet 2nd CoS of Yıldırım Army Group in July-Sept.1917
Lt. Col.H.H.E.Erkilet commander of 46th Div.
Lt.Col. H.H.E. Erkilet Cos of 4th Army
Lt. Col.H.H.E.E. Cos of 9th Arny at Caucasus and Iran in 1918
Lt. Col. H:H:E:E. commander of the 7th Div. during the battleles after tha battle of River Sakarya in Sep-Oct. 1921
Lt. Col. H.H.E.E. Cos of 2nd Army during the Great Turkish Attack of Ausgust 26th 1922.
Maj. Gen. in 1926
Retired in Jan.18th 1932

During WWII he supported Hitler Nazi regime with a group of journalists and stateman. In 1941 he was invited to Germany and visited Russian front. He wrote his memories in his book "Şark Cephesinde Gördüklerim." (What I saw at East Front) He belonged to an organization "pan-Turkism and Turan" which wanted to unite all Turks under a banner and state.
In 1944 he was arrested with other pan Turanists such as Alpaslan Türkeş, Reha Oğuz Türkkan (son of famous Fahrettin Pasha who defended holy citiers of Mecca and Medina), Nihal Atsız and Zeki Velidi Toğan.
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Post by stevebecker » 28 Nov 2007 05:46

Mate,

Thanks for that.

I was wondering about his command of the 4th Corps as I don't have his name as commander these names are listed as commanders of the 4th Corps.

Pertev Pasa
Col Ismet Bey (Inönü)
Ali Ihsan Pasa (Sabis)
Col Selahattin Bey

Like wise his name is not listed as commander of the 9th Army there being only;

Yakup Şevki Paşa (Subaşı)

(8 June–November 1918)


I take it his command of the 9th Army was after Subasi?

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Post by Tosun Saral » 28 Nov 2007 10:56

Source: Dr. Görgülü with my additions
4th AC:

Brigadier Pertev Pasha ( Lt. Gen. Demirhan) during the battles along the River Murat in July-Sept. 1916.
Cos Staff Maj. Mahmut Nedim. (Col. Hendek= commander of 3rd Cav. Div. for a short time at Syrian Front)
47th Div.: Col Tevfik
48th Div.: Col. Süleyman Fethi (bayoneted by invading greeks at Izmir on May 15th 1919: see at Axis)
3rd Cav. Div: Col. Esat (we know him very well)

Col. Ismet ( Gen. of the Army 2nd President of Turkish Republic İnönü) during the battles along the River Murat at 1916-17 winter.
Cos Staff Lt. Col. Kemal
Staff officer Maj. Mahmut Nedim (Hendek)
11st Div.: Col. Refet (Maj. Gen. Bele)(he left the command in Jan. 1917 for another duty)
11st Div.: Lt. Col. Kazım (Sevüktekin)
Cos Staff Maj. Mehmet Arif (Col.Ayıcı= Ayı means bear. He had found a baby bear in the mountains and raised it. the bear went him to all battles during WW1 and War of Independance.)(hanged by the court for taking part in a coup to kill Atatürk)
12nd Div.: Lt. Col. Mürsel ( Maj. Gen. Bakü= Bakü is the capital city of Azerbajan. He and his div. took Bakü during WW1. For that reason he got the surname Bakü.)
48th Div.: Col. Süleyman FethiCos. Staff Maj. Ahmet Zeki (Maj. Gen. Soydemir= The Turkish officer who guided Bean during his tour at Gallipoli= Look for him at axis)

Col. Çolak Selahattin = Çolak means with one arm (Köseoğlu) ( he took the command on August 10th 1917.

Brigadier Ali İhsan Pasha ( Maj. gen. Sabis) during the forth movement of 3rd Army on Feb. 12nd 1918 towrads Tirebolu, Kemah, Kığı, Muş, Bitlis. The Army Group Caucasus was demolished at the beginning of 1918. The remaining divisionas were attached to 4th AC.

Col. Çolak Selahattin was made commander after the appointment of Ali İhsan Pasha to command of 6th Army July. 6th 1918.

H.H.E. Erkilet never commanded a AC or Army. The 9th Army demolished on April 2nd.1919.

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Post by stevebecker » 29 Nov 2007 01:31

Mate,

Thanks I should have read your posting a bit closer I see I made the mistake of CoS as commander when its Cheif of Staff.

Cheers

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Re: Gen. Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir Erkilet

Post by stevebecker » 26 Nov 2021 23:26

Mates,

I was rechecking some of this and wondered about his command of the 46th Div

Most records seam to show Erkilet took command of the 46th Div around Sept 1917

But what 46th Div was that?

The 46th Div was broken up around April 1917 after it return from Macedon.

It was reformed and sent to Mesopotania where it was disbanded again around Oct 1917

So when and where did he command the Division?

So when did he go to CofS 4th Army? and or the CofS 9th Army

I did read a British document on the 46th Div which showed this officer?

(Miralay) Mehmed Bedri Sheikhzade

I have not seen any record of this officer?

Did he command the Division on formation in Syria and took it to Macedon during 1916 -17, before the Div was broken up around March 1917?
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Re: Gen. Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir Erkilet

Post by Tosun Saral » 17 Dec 2021 11:13

So when did he go to CofS 4th Army? and or the CofS 9th Army?
- He was made CoS of 4th Army on August 24th 1918 .German Lt Col Tiller Bey commanded the 46th Div. after him.
Source Görgülü p.153

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Re: Gen. Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir Erkilet

Post by Tosun Saral » 17 Dec 2021 11:49

46th Div returned home from Macedonian Front on March 1917. 46 was defeated at Nablus.
Source: Görgülü p.182
TS: After March 1917 we dont have any information.

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Re: Gen. Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir Erkilet

Post by stevebecker » 24 Dec 2021 23:24

Tosun,

Thank you yes there does not seam to be much on the 46th Div and its commanders?

Have you heard of this officer, said to command the 46th Div in Macedon around 1916?

(Miralay) Mehmed or Mehmet Bedri Sheikhzade
Cheers

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Re: Gen. Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir Erkilet

Post by Tosun Saral » 29 Dec 2021 11:15

(Miralay) Mehmed or Mehmet Bedri Sheikhzade
never heard

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