Composition of Turkish 41st, 43rd and 44th Divisions

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Post by drewsart » 31 Jan 2007 00:27

Good Morning Steve

If we go back to Tosun's earlier post he states the 43rd Div consisted of:

"units: 67, 137, 138th Inf. Regiments with each 3 Battns., 4th Comany of 29th Cavalry R., 1st field Battn. of the23rd Artillary R. with 3 commen fire battaries, 2 obus battaries with 4 guns and the aother with one commen fire gun, 3rd Company of the 12nd Eng. battt., 12nd Medical Company, 42nd mobile field Hospital, and cooking platoon"

and from Bills information:

"43 - formed at Adana August 1915 - OC Rafet Bey
67th Regt - 3 Btns, 136th Regt - 3 Btns, 138th Regt - 4 Btns
1 Sqn Cavalry
43rd Artillery Regt 1 field 4 mountain batteries = 19 guns"

From this I would assume

the artillery formations would be

1/23rd Regt Field with 3 x 77mm QF
1/43rd, 2/43rd, 3/43rd and 4/43rd Mountian with 4 x 75mm guns each although from Tosuns notes one of the mountian batteries may have had 4 x 77mm QF.

giving a total strength of 19 guns


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Post by stevebecker » 01 Feb 2007 03:48


Thanks for that.

I take it by all accounts that the 23rd Artillery Regt appears every where but wi the 23rd Div.

Batteries of the 23rd Artillery Regt are with the 42nd and 43rd Div'.

And at least three batteries are with the 27th Div.

I take it the Artillery Regts of these Arab/Syrian Div's were not brought up to full strenght unless they were moved to the battle front?

Or as Garrison Div's were a condueit to detache sub units to other Div's on there way to the front.


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