Turkish officers with iron crosses

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Post by turcoscot » 16 Jan 2008 22:29

Dear Tosun Bey,
Thanks very much for your kind note; I appreciate your clarification regarding the command of the 36th regiment. Aside from the username, which I have mainly so I can remember it, I am Reha Uzsoy, Col. Uzsoy's grandson, now living in the USA. I have been reading your interesting, thoughtful posts on this forum for some time, and grateful to you for sharing your knowledge.

I had a conversation with Bill Woerlee of this group, which ended in my translating my grandfather's biographical sketch; here it is. I have probably mistranslated osme of the technical terms, for which your corrections would be most welcome.

Thanks very much again for your interest, and I look forward to continuing this conversation,

Reha

Mustafa Munip Uzsoy
1878-1950
Born in 1878 in istanbul, son of Osman Zuhtu Bey. Died in Manisa on July 29th 1950.

Education:
Entered the Military College in 1892; graduated in 1985

Promotion dates:
March 13, 1895, to Lieutenant
July 2, 1898 to First Lieutenant (Ustegmen)
October 4, 1905 to Captain
November 27, 1911 to Major
September 14, 1915 to Lieutenant-Colonel (Yarbay)
March 1, 1921 to Colonel

Military Assignments
March 13, 1895: Platoon Commander, 2nd Company, 2nd Battalion, 18th Regiment, under orders of 2nd Army
July 2, 1898: 2nd Army 23rd Redif Regiment 4th Seyitgazi Battalion Storage? (Depo) Officer
May 11, 1899: Internal Affairs Officer at the Sogukcesme Military Middle School (My translation of Dahiliye Subayi is not good; it must have been something like a British Housemaster or something like that...sorry)
November 30, 1908: Director of Internal Affairs (Dahiliye Muduru), Istanbul Military College (Harp Okulu)
6 November 1909: Appointed to Military Academy
November 27, 1911: Commander, 1st Battalion, 79th Regiment, 8th Corps (Kolordu)
23 November 1912: Commander, Samsun Redif Battalion (I THINK the Redif were reserve units, but you probably know better than I)
8 December 1913: Commander, 8th Regiment Sharpshooter (Nisanci) Battalion
13 August 1915: Commander, 36th Regiment, Gallipoli Front
15 April 1917: Commander, 178th Regiment, 4th Army
24 May 1917: Commander, 140th Regiment, Palestine Front

During this period his other bio lists him as Levazim Muduru (Quartermaster General) for the 4th Army during the battles of Es-Salt and Amman.

10 November 1918: Istanbul Menzil Mufettisi (Mufettis" is an inspector, but I can't translate fully)

On the other bio it says he was given command of a division in Aleppo - I THINK the 59th but I can't be sure - but by the time he got there the division had been disbanded and he was left without a command.

April 13, 1919: Commander of the 33rd Regiment and the Garrison (Merkez) at Konya under the 12th Corps. The Governor of Konya complained to Istanbul that he was a Nationalist, which caused him to to be recalled to Istanbul and assigned as Deputy to the Commander of the Istanbul Guard (Istanbul Muhafizi Yardimcisi)
May 2, 1920: ASssigned to Zatisleri Bureau (Personnel, I would guess)
23 December 1920: Commander, 1st Reserve? (murettep) Division 1st Regiment
9 February 1921: Went to Anatolia via Inebolu to join the War of Independence
March 17, 1921: Infantry Commander, 24th Division (equivalent to Brigade Commander)
May 4, 1921: Interim Commander, 61st Division
August 17, 1921: Commander of the Polatli Zone (mevkii)
23 February 1922: President, Military Courfor Officers and Senior Officers, Ankara
12 September 1922: President, Manisa Military District
Retired 25 February, 1931

Wars Participated IN:
1987 Greco-Turkish War
1912-1913 Balkan War
1914-1918 First World War
1919-1922 War of Independence

Decorations (from another bio...)
5th Rank Mecidi medal
4th Rank Osmani medal
Greek War Medal
Silver Combat Merit medal
Silver War Combat Distinction Medal
Two German Iron Crosses
War of Independence Medal

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Post by turcoscot » 28 Jan 2008 00:06

I need some help translating, and understanding, some of the terms that arise in my grandfather's records. particularly, these are:

4ncu Ordu Menzil Mufettisi
Dahiliye Subayi

I hope someone can help me out with these terms. I just found a wikipedia entry where he is listed as 4ncu Ordu menzil Mufettisi during the Battle of Megiddo, so I am especially curious about that one.

Thanks,

Reha

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Post by Tosun Saral » 30 Jan 2008 19:40

Col. Sefik Bey (Col. Sefik Aker)
Commander of 27th Infantry Regiment at Gallipoli
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Post by Tosun Saral » 02 Feb 2008 19:14

Col. Mustafa Münip Uzsoy
Sorry for the bad copy.
source: Türk İstiklal Harbine HatılanTümen ve Daha Üst Kademelerdeki Komutanların Biyografileri (The Biografies of Commanders who commanded a Division and Higher Units During Turkish War of Independence" P.41 gives his family name according to his personal file at Turkish General Staff as "Urgay"
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Post by turcoscot » 03 Feb 2008 07:32

Another photo of Col.Munip Uzsoy
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Post by turcoscot » 22 Mar 2008 03:38

A more recent photo of Col. Munip Uzsoy.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 22 Mar 2008 12:00

Brigadier Esat Pasha (Lt. Gen. Bülkat) commander of 3rd AC during Gallipoli fights.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 04 Jul 2008 20:24

Osman Zeki Bey, Dirigent of the Royal Ottoman Orchestra, composer of the Marche of Independance, the National Hymne of Turkish republic.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 04 Jul 2008 20:30

Fieldmarchall Ahmet Izzet (Furgac)Pasha
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Post by Tosun Saral » 22 Dec 2008 12:39

Ahmet Cemal Pasha (Djemal)
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Re: Faik Pasha

Post by ismail » 08 Jan 2009 12:02

Kazım Karabekir Pasha

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Post by Tosun Saral » 28 Jan 2009 21:50

Capt.Pilot Şakir Fevzi(General Feyzioğlu) (Turkish air experts give his family name as Feyzioğlu) But I could find his name in the list of Turkish Airforce Generals.
He graduated from Turkish War School the Harbiye as a cavalry officer. He went to Germany for piloting. He commanded 1st Plane Company and served with Eric Serno at Gallipoli.

pix source: Altay Atlı
http://www.turkeyswar.com/aviation/pilots.htm
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Post by Tosun Saral » 07 Mar 2009 12:06

Staff Lt. Col. Nazım Bey (Gülükbaşı/Kayseri 1887- On the Hill Yumru Tepe near Nasuhçalı 1922)
He fought at Yemen in 1910 and Balkan in 1912
Chief of Staff of 19th Div. at Galizia
CoS of Caucasus Army umder command of Nuri Pasha who took Baku
KIA as commander of 4th Div. during the Great attack on August 26th 1922
After his death the Turkish National Assambly promoted him to the rank of Colonel.
He is buried at the Cemetary of National Heroes at Ankara.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 04 May 2009 11:05

An unknown Turkish hero from my privat collection.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 04 May 2009 11:31

Chief Medical Officer of Ottoman-Turkish Armies during WW1 Dr. Brigadier Süleyman Numan Pasha
After the Armistrace he was deported to Malta by the British with other Turkish officers and officials as a war criminal. He found after trial unquilty and released to Istanbul. No Turks were found quilty at the court in Malta.

Images are with the courtesy of my dear friend cardialoge Prof. Dr. Bingür Sönmez from İstanbul who is a real expert on Sarikamış.

source: Prof. Dr. Bingür Sönmez-Reyhan Yıldız "Ateşe Dönen Dünya: Sarıkamış" ( The World of Flames: Sarıkamış, 6th edition
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