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Postby Peter H » 24 Jun 2007 04:30

Fritz Bronsart von Schellendorf(1868-

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Chief of Staff at Ottoman General Headquarters and a former Schutztruppe veteran from Afrika.

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Postby Peter H » 24 Jun 2007 06:20

Tosun Saral wrote:A7m source p.20
Von Frankenberg cOS of 4th Army with his commander Ahmet Cemal Pasha


Werner von Frankenberg und Proslitz.

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Postby Peter H » 26 Jun 2007 08:12

Curt Ludwig Freiherr von Gienanth(1876-1961):

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Postby Peter H » 26 Jun 2007 08:20

According to Coalition Warfare:An Uneasy Accord by Keith Neilson,Roy A Prete the following later Heer officers also served in Turkey:

Otto Hartmann(later military attache in Moscow)
Ernst Kostring(later military attache in Moscow)
Herbert Fischer(later military attache in Rome)
Hans Rohde(later military attache in Ankara)

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Postby Dave Danner » 26 Jun 2007 10:09

Peter H wrote:According to Coalition Warfare:An Uneasy Accord by Keith Neilson,Roy A Prete the following later Heer officers also served in Turkey:

Otto Hartmann(later military attache in Moscow)
Ernst Kostring(later military attache in Moscow)
Herbert Fischer(later military attache in Rome)
Hans Rohde(later military attache in Ankara)


Ernst-August Köstring. He was Seeckt's 1a.

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Postby Peter H » 30 Jun 2007 04:25

Generalmajor Adolf Röpnack(1881-1964)

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Also a Colonel in the Bolivian Army,1923-1927.

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Postby Tosun Saral » 30 Jun 2007 11:03

Maj. Gen. Hans Guhr states the following names in his book "Als Turkischer Divizionkommandeur in Kleinasien und Palastina"

Sep-Dec.1917
Lt. Lorch at Tel Halif
At Nizip:
Chieef Engenner of Bagdat railway Wüst
Medical Officer Capt. Dr. Vollmer at a hospital builded by a German Sister.
Klövekorn who is instructing the Bagdad Railway.
Madical Officer Capt. Dr.Malade
Capt. Conzen
Capt.Schmüling an archeolog in civilian life.
A visiting Maj.Blell who was commander of depot Reg. at Adana
Lt.Moritz from VI th Army joined my division. He was a bank clerck before the war in Tsingtau. He was taken prisoner by the Japanees at Kiautschou in 1914. He escaped from the camp and made an interesting journet along Asia and reached to Turkey safely. He new Arabic very well. After a while he was ordered to the HQ of von sanders who was in Istanbul.
Capt.Auler from VI th Army brought me a Hohenzollernmedal with swords in Oct. 22nd.
Capt. Oscar Ritter von Niedermayer. (TS's Nota: He went to India with a group of Turks and Germans to riot the Muslims of India againts British)
German Families living in Nizip:
Klövekorn,
Engeneer Finger
Dr. Vollmer

Flying Officers Lt. Feller and Lt.Nidorff from Mardin come to me to say farewell.
We learned that Herr Koch father-in-law of Herr Kellermann was died who was living in Haleppo. His widow wanted to return to Germany.
At Damascus:
We visited ruins of Baalbek. There I met Maj. Würth von Würthenau the commander of Military Training Centre for new soldiers. He told me never to trust Arabic soldiers who sell their rifles and uniforms and desert at every moment.

At Rayak:
Navy maj.von Cappeln
Maj. Staubwasser who come newly to Palastine Front. He was an officer at 10th Bavarian Inf. Reg. He was made commander of a battalion of the Asia Corps. Asia Corps consisted of 701, 702, 703th Inf. battalions, an artillary battary, engeners and cav. platoons,
Col. von Frankenberg und Proschlitz commander of Asia Corps,
Maj.von Ehrenstein Regional commander at Rayak,
My orderly soldier Reesing got sick. He was transfered to home . He was a good man. I enjoyed his friendship and care during all battles. A Turkish corporal Husetin is my new orderly soldier.
Prof. Müller from Forestry Academy of Saksony in Tharandt. He came to Damascus to improve the famous Damascus Pistacio plantages.
Lt. Bischof, Lt. Ihlefeld orderly officers of Guhr
Artillary Inspector Gen.Nikolai,
Madical Officer Maj. Dr.Vogel from the regional hospital,
Fransizcan priest Wendelin living in Kefernahum alone with his cats who was from Bonn and a Imperial Husar,

Col. von Dommes COS of Falkenhayn,
2nd Lt. Bischof at Hayfa,
His Majesty the Prince Georg von Bayern come to visit me at march 6th with COS von Falkenhausen and orderly to Falkenhayn Maj. Prigge.
Melly daughter of von Sanders at Nasira,
2nd Lt. Piper from 60th Field Artillary Reg. arrived as new orderly officer to me on March 13th, He joined the Iran Expeditory Force with Duke von Mecklenburg and served at HQ of von Sanders. He was a good trained, capable officer and a distinguished Kamarad.
Capt. Grassmann commander of 703th battalion of Asia Corps,
Lt. Col. Tiller took the command of my div. while my absence to home for vocation.
Maj. von Falkenhausen
Maj. Ludloff regional commander at nablus,
German concul Hoffmann at Damascus,
Deutsche bank direktor Schiffer at Damascus,
Herr Neber journalist of Frankfurter Zeitung at Damascus,
Meissner Pasha who established the Bagdad Railway,
Chief Engeneer Schellens and his wife, their older doughter Nurse Paula Koch who distinguished herself among the Turks curing their wounded like a real sister.
Capt. Edwal the military atache of the Swedish Embassy and his Cristian-Arap wife,
Dr. Lange at Pozanti,
Lt. Col. Zacharia directer of gun and munitions fabric in Istanbul,

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Postby Peter H » 01 Jul 2007 06:09

The later Reichsheer Generalmajor aD Paul Platz, then a Major, also commanded Infanterie Bataillon 702 in 1918.

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Postby Peter H » 01 Jul 2007 06:13

Oskar Ritter von Niedermayer was part of the Afghanistanexpedition:

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Postby Peter H » 10 Jul 2007 15:37

Generalleutnant Heinrich von Prittwitz und Gaffron killed at Tobruk in 1941,served in Turkey:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_v ... nd_Gaffron

..transfer followed to the staff of the General Field Marshal Colmar Baron of the Goltz in the Orient on 30 November 1915. Still in Berlin Prittwitz married on 2 December 1915, left however after the wedding for Konstantinopel. From there he went to Kermānschāh and into Iraq and to Persia and participated in the defense of Bagdad . In 18 December 1916 he became Rittmeister.

After return from the Orient in March 1917 his employment followed as a company commander in the Leibregiment in Galizien. From autumn 1917 to autumn 1918 was in general staff positions on the western front, last with the general command of the VII Reserve Corps.

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Postby Dave Danner » 17 Jul 2007 04:03

Some names from the rolls of the Austro-Hungarian Leopold-Orden. These are Germans identified as Ottoman officers. A few of the names, like Ulrich Back, have already been posted.

Klotz, Paul
Back, Ulrich
Weidtmann, Eduard
Pieper, Waldemar
Böttrich, Silvester


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