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Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 25 Sep 2022 12:16

Below are some links to the tables of organization of the Russian Imperial Army located online.

Let's begin with the corps organization. Normally the wartime corps consisted of the corps HQ, at least two infantry divisions (additional infantry or cavalry divisions or rifle brigades could be included), a howitzer (literally “mortar”) artillery battalion, a howitzer park artillery battalion, and a sapper battalion. Habitual attachments could include a Cossack cavalry regiment, veterinary ifirmary, sanitary detachment, corps ration transport etc.
For peacetime organization see:
http://marksrussianmilitaryhistory.info ... html#CORPS

Organization of the non-separate Corps HQ (wartime), Shtat No.17 approved on 16 July 1914:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=58364249

Corps commander (general or lt. general)
2 adjutants (company officers)

1) Corps staff
chief of staff (major general or colonel)
2 senior adjutants (company officers, one belongs to the General Staff)
1 field and 2 company officers of the General Staff for special assignments
Company officer of the Survey Corps
Commander of the Corps HQ train, company officer
10 clerks (4 higher grade and 6 lower grade)
2 lithographers
24 privates, unarmed (2 for administrative duties, 11 orderlies, 11 grooms)

Communication party – 21 telephone men (2 senior NCOs, 2 junior NCOs, 17 privates)

Attached to the corps staff
a) Corps commandant, field officer
2 privates, unarmed (1 orderly and 1 groom)

b) HQ convoy detachment, half-squadron of the Don Cossack host
1 company officer, 3 senior and 3 junior NCOs, 1 bugler, 60 privates, 68 riding horses

2) Corps artillery staff
Inspector of the corps artillery, lt. general
Senior adjutant, company officer
2 clerks (1 higher grade, 1 lower grade)
5 privates, unarmed (1 for administrative duties, 2 orderlies, 2 grooms)

3) Corps engineer
Corps engineer, field officer of the military engineer corps
Assistant engineer, company officer of the military engineer corps
4 privates, unarmed (2 orderlies and 2 grooms)

4) Corps intendant staff
Corps intendnant, maj. general or colonel
2 officers for assignments (1 field and 1 company officer)
2 record keepers (official VII rank)
2 assistant record keepers (official IX rank)
1 accountant (official VII rank)
1 assistant accountant (official IX rank)
6 clerks (3 higher and 3 lower grade)
1 watchman
13 privates, unarmed (1 for administrative duties, 9 orderlies, 3 grooms)

5) Corps doctor
Corps doctor (official, V rank)
2 medical assistants (1 senior, 1 junior)
2 privates, unarmed (1 orderly, 1 groom)

6) Corps veterinary doctor
Corps veterinary doctor (official VI rank)
Senior veterinary assistant
2 unarmed privates (1 orderly, 1 groom)

7) Corps auditor
Corps auditor (official, V rank)
2 auditors (officials, VI ranks)
2 book keepers (officials, IX rank)
2 clerks, higher grade
5 privates, unarmed (1 for administrative duties, 4 orderlies)

8) Corps cash office
Corps paymaster (official V rank)
Cashier (official VII rank)
Accountant (official VII tank)
Assistant accountant (official VII rank)
2 tally clerks
2 clerks, higher grade
4 privates, unarmed (1 for administrative duties, 3 orderlies)

a) Corps HQ trains:
1 senior NCO, 39 privates, 1 riding and 63 train horses (incl. 6 spare), 2 telephone carts (1-horse), 12 cargo carts (1-horse) 1 transport cart for clerks (1 horse), 14 cargo wagons (2-horse), 4 passenger wagons for officials (2-horse), 2 passenger wagons for clerks (2-horse)

b) Cash office trains:
1 junior NCO and 8 privates, 1 riding and 16 train horses (incl. 2 spare), 3 cash wagons (2-horse), 2 cargo wagons (2-horse), 1 passenger wagon for officials (2-horse), 1 passenger wagon for clerks (2-horse)

Total corps HQ:
3 generals, 5 field officers, 12 company officers, 19 officials, 228 other ranks, 149 horses, 43 carts and wagons

Organization of the non-separate Corps HQ (peace-time), Shtat No.1 as approved on 16 May 1910
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70157839

- Corps commander, general or lt. general
- Inspector of corps artillery, lt.general

- Corps staff:
Chief of staff, major general or colonel of the General Staff
3 senior adjutants, company officers (1 General Staff officer and 1 artillery officer)
Field officer of the General staff
Corps doctor (official V rank)
Corps veterinary doctor (official VI rank)
Senior medical assistant
9 clerks (3 higher and 6 lower grade)
1 private for the corps train
7 orderlies (privates)
3 train horses

- Corps Indentant staff
Corps Intendant (official V rank)
Accounter (official VIII rank)
Record keeper (official VIII rank)
3 clerks (1 higher and 2 lower grade)
1 servant (pvt)

For officials' ranks see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_Ranks
Here "field officers" stands for colonels and lieutenant colonels and "company officers" for officer ranks from captain and below

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 25 Sep 2022 13:22

Normal organization of the infantry division (wartime) in 1914 included:
- Divisional HQ
- 4 infantry regiments combined into two brigades.
- artillery brigade
- park artillery brigade
- divisional trains
- divisional medical detachment
- 2 mobile hospitals
- disinfection detachment

Organization of the infantry (rifle) division HQ (wartime), Shtat No.18 approved on 16 July 1914:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=76203189

Chief of division, lt. general
2 brigade commanders, major generals
Divisional doctor (official VI rank)

Divisional Staff
Chief of staff, field officer of the General Staff
2 senior adjutants, company officers, one belongs to the General Staff

Divisional Intendant Staff
Divisional intendant, field officer
Record keeper (official VIII rank)

Staff bugler
10 clerks at the divisional staff (3 higher and 7 lower grade)
2 clerks with the divisional intendant (1 higher and 1 lower grade)
31 privates, unarmed (2 for administrative duties, 9 orderlies, 9 grooms, 11 at HQ trains)

Communication party attached to the divisional staff – 29 telephone men (2 senior NCOs, 2 junior NCOs, 25 privates)

Cossack convoy at the divisional and brigade HQs – 1 company officer, 1 senior and 2 junior NCOs, 48 privates, 51 riding horses (*)
(*) a Cossack half-squadron is attached to each division, of them 1 NCO and 12 privates are detached to the divisional trains

/Total 7 generals and officers, 1 doctor, 1 official, 73 other ranks (30+43). +Cossack convoy – 1 officer, 51 other ranks/

1 riding horse for the bugler, 12 train horses, 1 spare horse
11 wagons: 3 carts (1-horse) for division and brigade commanders, 2 telephone carts (1-horse), 5 cargo carts (1-horse), 1 wagon (2horse).

Organization of the infantry (rifle) division HQ (peacetime), Shtat No. 2 approved on 16 May 1910
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70157833

Chief of division, lt. general
2 brigade commanders (major generals)

Divisional staff
Chief of staff, field officer of the General Staff
amendment: 1 field officer for special assignments
3 senior adjutants, company officers (incl. 1 General Staff officer, 1 artillery officer, and 1 officer for administration)
Division doctor (official VI rank)

Staff bugler
10 clerks (3 higher and 7 lower grade)
1 wagon driver, private
7 (amendment - 8) orderlies

/Total 7(8) generals and officers, 1 doctor, 19 (20) other ranks/
1 riding horse for a bugler
1 wagon mod. 1884 and 2 train horses

Additionally
- in guards divisions: 2 other ranks for administrative duties
- in Siberian rifle divisions 1 veterinary doctor (official IX rank), 1 veterinary medical assistant, and 1 civil interpreter

Later addition to the peace-time divisional HQ
Organization of the infantry division intendat staff, approved on 17 April 1911:

https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=58053854

Divisional intendant, colonel or lt. colonel
Company officer for assignments
Record keeper (official VIII rank)
2 clerks (1 higher and lower grade)
Chief of divisional trains, company officer

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 25 Sep 2022 18:45

Organization of the infantry(guards, grenadier) regiment with 4 battalions (wartime), Shtat No. 9 approved on 16 May 1910
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70157835

Regimental commander, colonel (maj. general in regiments of Guards)

1. Regimental staff
Chief of administration, lt. colonel (colonel in regiments of Guards)
Regimental adjutant, also chief of band, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain
Senior doctor (official VIII rank)
4 junior doctors (official IX rank)
Paymaster (official VIII rank)
Records keeper, administration (official IX rank)
Quartermaster (official X rank)
Weapons master (ordnance official)
Medical assistant (official XIV rank)
Priest
Regimental drummer
Regimental bugler, riding horse
13 orderlies (privates)

2. 4 Battalions, each:
Battalion commander, lt. colonel (colonel in regiments of Guards)
Orderly, private

3. 16 companies, each:
company commander, captain
3 junior officers (4 in one company), 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain
company sergeant major
company armorer (senior NCO)
4 platoon NCOs (senior NCOs)
16 junior NCOs
20 corporals
1 drummer, private
180 riflemen, privates
7 stretcher bearers, privates
2 cooks, privates
2 cook assistants, privates
4 (in one company 5) orderlies, privates
1 volunteer (*)
* - recruit with sufficient education to qualify as an officer candidate who voluntary enlisted to military service. Enjoyed various benefits compared with most other ranks.

/2 other ranks per company and 1 per battalion double as signalers and are equipped with horns/

4. Machine gun detachment
Detachment commander, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain, riding horse
2 junior officers, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain, 2 riding horses
sergeant major, riding horse
1 armorer (senior NCO), riding horse
2 platoon NCOs (senior NCOs), 2 riding horses
2 machine gun leaders (senior NCOs), 2 riding horses
6 machine gun leaders (junior NCOs), 6 riding horses
8 gunners (corporals)
8 spare gunners, privates
24 ammo bearers, privates
16 ammo handlers at carts, privates
8 machine gun wagon drivers, privates
8 ammo wagon drivers, privates
3 spare horse riders, privates
2 cooks, privates
2 assistant cooks, privates
3 orderlies, privates
[8 Maxim machine guns]
8 machine gun wagons (2-horse), 8 ammo wagons (2-horse), 5 spare horses

5. Communication detachment
Detachment commander, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain, riding horse
21 telephone men (2 senior and 2 junior NCOs, 17 privates)
13 mounted messengers (1 junior NCO and 12 privates), 13 riding horses
4 cyclists, privates
1 orderly, private

6. Band (only in regiments existing in peace-time)
(chief of band, regimental adjutant)
band master (official XII rank)
35/42 musicians (1 senior, 10/15 junior NCOs, 24/26 privates) – normal/Guards regiment
1 orderly, private

7. Service company
Company commander, sub-captain, riding horse
junior officer, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain, riding horse
sergeant major, riding horse
4 armorers (1 paymaster, 1 quartermaster, 1 weapons and 1 company armorer, all senior NCOs), 1 riding horse
assistant armorer (junior NCO)
10 clerks (2 regimental, 4 senior, 4 junior)
23 medical assistants (1 senior, 4 junior, 1 drugstore, 16 company, 1 veterinary)
1 patients keeper, NCO
6 infirmary assistants, privates
1 priest assistant, private
1 tailor, private
26 artisans (4 senior and 22 junior grade)
lithographer, corporal
assistant lithographer, private
4 cooks, private
10 servants at the officer mess, privates
6 assistant cooks, privates
24 herders and butchers, privates

Regimental trains:
5 senior NCOs, 5 riding horses
Assistant trains leader, corporal
111 cart and wagon drivers, privates
9 spare horses handlers, privates
2 orderlies, privates
8 ammo wagons (2-horse), 16 ammo carts (1-horse), 2 telephone carts (1-horse), 4 drugstore cart (1-horse), 21 cargo carts (1-horse), 26 cargo wagons mod. 1884, 4 ambulance wagons (4-horse), 17 field infantry kitchens (2-horse), 1 field cavalry kitchen (2-horse), 7 cargo carts (1-horse) and 1 field cavalry kitchen (2-horse) for the machine gun detachment.
17 spare horses (16 for the regimental trains and 1 for the machine gun detachment)

Total in the regiment: 78 officers, 11 officials and priests, 4245 other ranks, 16 volunteers, 23 riding and 241 train horses

Additionally in the regiments of Guards 1 drummer and 1 bugler in each battalion, 2 buglers in each company.
In the Preobrazhenksiy Guards Regiment a second band consisting of a bandmaster, 42 musicians (1 senior, 15 junior NCOs, 26 privates), 12 apprentices

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 27 Sep 2022 21:16

Organization of the Siberian rifle regiment (wartime) with 4 battalions, approved on 16 May 1910:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70157843

That was an organization applied to units formed in Siberia and Far East. Mostly similar to normal infantry regiments, the largest difference was a lighter type of wagons in the regimental train and hence a large size of the train.

Regimental commander, colonel

1. Regimental staff
Chief of administration, lt. colonel
Regimental adjutant, also chief of band, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain
Senior doctor (official VIII rank)
4 junior doctors (officials IX rank)
Paymaster (official VIII rank)
Records keeper, administration (official IX rank)
Quartermaster (official X rank)
Weapons master (ordnance official)
Medical assistant (military or official)
Priest
Regimental bugler, riding horse
13 orderlies (privates)

2. 4 Battalions, each:
Battalion commander, lt. colonel
Orderly, private

3. 16 companies, each:
company commander, captain
3 junior officers (4 in one company), 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain
company sergeant major
company armorer (senior NCO)
4 platoon NCOs (senior NCOs)
16 junior NCOs
20 corporals
2 buglers, privates
180 riflemen, privates
8 stretcher bearers, privates
2 cooks, privates
2 cook assistants, privates
4 (in one company 5) orderlies, privates
1 volunteer (*)
* - recruit with sufficient education for an officer candidate who voluntary enlisted to military service

/2 other ranks per company and 1 per battalion double as signalers and are equipped with horns/

4. Machine gun detachment
Detachment commander, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain, riding horse
2 junior officers, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain, 2 riding horses
sergeant major, riding horse
1 armorer (senior NCO), riding horse
2 platoon NCOs (senior NCOs), 2 riding horses
2 machine gun leaders (senior NCOs), 2 riding horses
6 machine gun leaders (junior NCOs), 6 riding horses
8 gunners (corporals)
8 spare gunners, privates
24 ammo bearers, privates
16 ammo handlers at carts, privates
8 machine gun cart drivers, privates
8 ammo cart drivers, privates
5 spare horse riders, privates
2 cooks, privates
2 assistant cooks, privates
3 orderlies, privates
[8 Maxim machine guns]
8 machine gun carts (2-horse), 8 ammo carts (2-horse), 5 spare horses

5. Communication detachment
Detachment commander, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain, riding horse
21 telephone men (2 senior and 2 junior NCOs, 17 privates)
13 mounted messengers (1 junior NCO and 12 privates), 13 riding horses
4 cyclists, privates
1 orderly, private

6. Band (only in regiments existing in peace-time)
(chief of band, regimental adjutant)
band master (official XII rank)
35 musicians (1 senior, 10 junior NCOs, 24 privates)
1 orderly, private

7. Service company
Company commander, sub-captain, riding horse
junior officer, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain, riding horse
Company sergeant major, riding horse
4 armorers (1 paymaster, 1 quartermaster, 1 weapons and 1 company armorer, all senior NCOs), 1 riding horse
assistant armorer (junior NCO)
10 clerks (2 regimental, 4 senior, 4 junior)
23 medical assistants (1 senior, 4 junior, 1 drugstore, 16 company, 1 veterinary)
1 patients keeper, NCO
6 infirmary assistants, privates
1 priest assistant, private
1 tailor, private
26 artisans (4 senior and 22 junior grade)
lithographer, corporal
assistant lithographer, private
4 cooks, private
10 servants in the officer mess, privates
6 assistant cooks, privates
24 herders and butchers, privates

Regimental trains:
5 senior NCOs, 5 riding horses
assistant train leader, corporal
8 driver for ammo wagons
222 cart and wagon drivers, privates
24 spare horses handlers, privates
2 orderlies, privates
36 ammo carts (1-horse), 2 telephone carts (1-horse), 4 drugstore cart (1-horse), 4 carts for medical stores (1-horse), 131 cargo carts (1-horse), 16 ambulance cats (1-horse), 18 field infantry kitchens (2-horse). 10 cargo carts (1-horse) and 1 field cavalry kitchen (2-horse) for the machine gun detachment.
48 spare horses (46 for the regimental trains and 2 for the machine gun detachment)

Regiments existing in peace-time have a mounted scouts detachment with personnel drawn from the regiments’ elements. For this purpose the regiment had 102 riding horses.

Total in the regiment: 78 officers, 11 officials and priests, 4404 other ranks, 16 volunteers, 125 riding and 345 train horses

Regiments formed in wartime have no band and mounted scouts detachment and have 3 cargo carts with 3 train horses and 3 cart drivers (privates) less than peace-time regiments.

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 01 Oct 2022 09:04

Peacetime organization of the 4-battalion infantry (grenadier, guards) regiment (96 riflemen per company) approved on 16 May 1910

https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70157836

Regimental commander, colonel (major general in regiments of Guards)

1. Regimental staff
Senior field officer, lt. colonel (colonel in regiments of Guards)
Chief of administration, lt. colonel (colonel in regiments of Guards)
Regimental adjutant, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain
Senior doctor (official VIII rank)
4 junior doctors (official IX rank)
Paymaster (official VIII rank)
Records keeper, administration (official IX rank)
Quartermaster (official X rank)
Weapons master (ordnance official)
Medical assistant (official XIV rank)
Priest
Regimental drummer, private
Regimental bugler, private, riding horse

2. 4 Battalions, each:
Battalion commander, lt. colonel (colonel in regiments of guards)
Battalion drummer, private (in regiments of Guards only)
Battalion bugler, private (in regiments of Guards only)

3. 16 companies:
Company commander, captain
2-3 junior officers, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain. [3 officers in one company of each battalion, 2 in three other companies].
Company sergeant major
Company armorer, senior NCO
4 platoon NCOs, senior NCOs
1 junior NCO
1 drummer, private
2 buglers, privates (in Guards regiments only).
10 corporals.
86 riflemen, privates.
1 cook, private.
2 for misc. assignments, privates (*)
Total 107 other ranks in normal regiments, 109 regiments of Guards.
1 volunteer
/2 other ranks in each company and 1 in each battalion are assigned as signalers and equipped with horns/
(*) 32 men in 16 companies are employed as follows: 20 at bakery, 5 as cooks for detachments and service company, 1 as lamp keeper, 2 as watchmen.

4. Training detachment
Detachment commander, captain
2 junior officers, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain.
Sergeant major
4 senior NCOs

5. Machine gun detachment
Detachment commander, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain, riding horse
1 junior officer, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain, riding horse
Company sergeant major
Company armorer, senior NCOs
2 platoon NCOs, senior NCOs, riding horse
2 machine gun leaders, junior NCOs.
6 machine gun leaders, corporals
2 gunners, corporals
6 gunners, privates
8 spare gunners, privates
6 ammo bearers, privates
2 machine gun wagon and 1 ammo wagon drivers, privates
[8 Maxim machine guns]
2 machine gun wagons (2-horse) and 1 ammo wagon (2-horse)

6. Scout detachments
Chief of scouts, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain
2 senior NCOs
Corporals and privates are detached from companies

7. Communication detachment
Detachment commander, 2nd lieutenant – sub-captain
6 telephone men (1 junior NCOs and 5 privates)
13 mounted messengers (1 junior NCO and 12 privates), 13 riding horses

8. Band
(chief of band, regimental adjutant)
Bandmaster (official XII rank)
35/54 musicians (1 senior NCO, 10/15 junior NCOs, 24/26 privates, 0/12 apprentice musicians) in normal/Guards regiments

9. Service company
Company commander, sub-captain
Company sergeant major
4 armorers (paymaster, quartermaster, weapons and company armorer), senior NCOs
Assistant quartermaster armorer, junior NCO
10 clerks (2 company, 4 senior, 6 junior)
15 medical assistants (1 senior, 4 junior, 1 drugstore, 8 company, 1 veterinary)
14 apprentice medics
1 patients caretaker
3 infirmary assistants, privates
1 priest assistant, private
1 tailor, private
30 artisans (5 senior grade and 25 junior grade)
Lithographer, corporal
1 corporal for administrative assignments – in regiments of Guards only
Assistant lithographer, private
Bookbinder, private
4 servants in the officer mess, privates
22 privates for administrative assignments – in regiments of Guards only

Train:
Senior NCO
Assistant train leader, corporal
24 privates

Total: 68 officers, 11 officials and priests, 1928 other ranks (2010 in regiments of Guards), 16 volunteers, 48 horses
All company sergeant majors and 35 of platoon NCOs are contracted [reenlisted].

Organization of the cadre of the 2nd-line regiment, Shtat No. 12 approved on 16 May 1910
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70157842
This cadre was included in those peacetime infantry regiments, which formed 2nd line regiments at mobilization and provided a nucleus for a newly formed regiment.

1. In the regimental staff
Assistant regimental adjutant, junior officer
Assistant chief of administration, junior officer
Assistant paymaster (official X rank)

2. In companies:
16 junior officers
16 senior NCOs
80 junior NCOs
128 corporals
19 orderlies, privates

3. In the machine gun detachment
Junior officer
1 senior NCO, 1 junior NCO, 4 gunners (corporals)

4. In the communication detachment
2 telephone men (privates), 1 mounted messengers (privates)

5. In the service company
Assistant sergeant major, senior NCO
3 assistant armorers, junior NCOs
1 senior and 2 junior clerks
1 junior medical assistant
1 artisan, senior grade
1 train NCO, junior NCO

Total cadre: 19 officers, 1 official, 262 other ranks

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 09 Oct 2022 07:25

Tables of organization for the infantry division's artillery

Organization of the HQ of the artillery brigade and HQ of the artillery battalion (wartime), shtat No. 12 approved on 16 May 1910
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70285940

HQ of the artillery brigade:
Brigade commander, major general

Staff
Quartermaster, lieutenant or sub-captain (in brigades of Guards only)
Brigade adjutant, lieutenant or sub-captain
Paymaster (ordnance official)
2 technical masters (ordnance officials)
1 senior doctor (official VIII rank)
2 junior doctors (officials IX rank)
1 senior veterinary doctor (official VIII rank)
1 junior veterinary doctor (official IX rank)
(priest), (deacon), (acolyte) – could stay at the peace-time quarters.

HQ section
Sergeant major, train leader
7 telephone men (1 NCO and 6 corporals)
1 telephone cart, 1-horse
8 servants at the officer mess, privates
11 orderlies, privates
8 grooms for the officer horses, privates
6 clerks (2 brigade, 2 senior and 2 junior)
Lithographer and assistant lithographer
Bookbinder
4 medical assistants (1 senior, 2 junior, 1 drugstore, 1 veterinary)
1 patients caretaker
1 ordnance master apprentice
14 (12 in Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) wagon drivers, privates
3 ambulance wagons (4-horse) – in European Russia and Caucasus
2 drugstore cart (1-horse), 1 medical cart (1-horse), 1 veterinary cart (1-horse), 1 cart for the brigade commander (1-horse), 1 cart for cash and papers (1-horse)
2 wagons mod. 1884 (2-horse) – in European Russia and Caucasus
6 cargo carts (1-horse) – in Turkestan, Siberia and Far East
2 spare horses with 1 horse handler, private

Total: 2 (3 in Guards brigades) officers, 8 officials, 65 (in European Russia and Caucasus) or 63 (in Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) other ranks, 3 riding horses, 1 artillery horse, 24 (14 in Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) train horses, 11 (12 in Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) wagons and carts.

In addition to state horses the brigade commander has two own riding horses, other officers – 1 own riding horse (2 in the artillery brigades of the Guards). Officials are assigned riding horses at mobilization and purchase them using a state allowance. Brigade commander is also allowed to have 3 own horses for a carriage.

In the 1-3 Guards artillery brigades additionally a trumpet band with:
1 bandmaster (official XII rank), riding horse
30 trumpeters (1 senior and 9 junior NCOs, 20 privates), 30 riding horses
2 wagons (2-horse) with 2 wagon drivers, privates
2 spare horses with 1 horse handler, private

HQ of the artillery battalion (two battalions in the artillery brigade)

Battalion commander, colonel
Battalion adjutant, lieutenant or sub-captain
7 telephone men (1 NCO and 6 corporals)
1 telephone cart (1-horse)
2 orderlies, privates
2 grooms, privates
1 senior clerk
1 wagon driver, private
1 cargo cart (1-horse)

Total: 2 officers, 13 other ranks, 2 riding horses, 1 artillery and 1 train horse, 2 carts and wagons.

Brigade commander has two own riding horses, battalion adjutant – 1 own riding horse. Battalion commander is also allowed to have 3 own horses for a carriage.

Organization of the light artillery battery (wartime), shtat No.13 approved on 16 May 1910
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70285934

(3 batteries in the artillery battalion)

Battery commander, lt. colonel (colonel in Guards)
2 senior officers (1 captain, 1 sub-captain)
3 junior officers (ensign – sub-captain)
Battery sergeant major
3 armorers (senior NCOs)
4 platoon NCOs (senior NCOs)
17 junior NCOs
1 volunteer
1 trumpeter
8 gunners, corporals
8 technicians, corporals
15 scouts, observers, signalers and telephone men, corporals
30 corporals
156 privates (incl. 24 drivers and riders for the gun horse teams, 48 - for caissons, 2 – for telephone carts and 8 handlers for spare horses)
1 senior and 1 junior clerks
1 battery medical assistant
2 veterinary medical assistants
7 artisans (2 locksmiths, 3 farriers, 1 saddler, 1 carpenter)
2 infirmary assistants
1 tailor
12 (European Russia and Caucasus)/35 (Turkestan)/33 (Siberia and Far East) privates at trains

8 76-mm light field guns, each with 6 artillery horses
16 caissons, each with 6 artillery horses
2 telephone carts, each 1 artillery horse
15 spare artillery horses

1 instrument wagon, 4 artillery horses (European Russia and Caucasus)
4 wagons mod. 1884, each with 2 artillery horses (European Russia and Caucasus) or 18 carts mod.1890, each 1 artillery horse (Turkestan, Siberia and Far East)
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 2 (Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) spare artillery horses

2 ambulance carts, each 1 train horse (Turkestan, Siberia and Far East)
2 wagons mod. 1884, each 2 train horses (European Russia and Caucasus)
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 11 (Turkestan) or 9 (Siberia and Far East) cargo carts mod. 1890, each 1 train horse
1 field kitchen with 2 train horses
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 3 (Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) spare train horses

Total: 6 officers, 271 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 294 (Turkestan) or 292 (Siberia and Far East) other ranks, 8 guns, 37 riding horses (incl. 4 spare), 174 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 181 (Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) artillery horses, 8 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 18 (Turkestan) or 16 (Siberia and Far East) train horses.

In addition the battery commander has 2 own riding horses and is allowed to have 1 draft horse for a carriage. In Guards artillery all officers except the battery commander have 1 own riding horse.

Summary table for the artillery brigade/infantry division (non-Guards, European Russia and Caucasus)
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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 13 Oct 2022 20:50

Organization of the light artillery park (peacetime), shtat No. 14 approved on 16 May 1910
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70285930
One such park is assigned to each infantry (grenadier, rifle) division in peace time.

Park commander, captain
Senior officer, chief of administration, captain or sub-captain
2 junior officers, 2nd lieutenant - sub-captain
Records keeper, official X rank
Sergeant major
2 armorers, senior NCOs
3 platoon NCOs, senior NCOs
9/8 junior NCOs (*)
Trumpeter
9 technicians, corporals
50 corporals
248 privates
1 senior and 1 junior clerk
Park medical assistant
2/0 veterinary medical assistants
9/4 artisans: 1 locksmith, 3/1 blacksmith, 3/1 saddlers, 2/1 carpenters
36 ammunition wagons (2-horse), 36 caissons (6-horse), 19 wagons mod.1884 (2-horse) – in static parks all wagons without horses
Ordnance train (mobile parks only): 4 wagons mod. 1884 (2-horse), 1 spare artillery horse
Quartermaster train (Far East and Siberia): 2 ambulance carts each with 1 train horse, 2 field kitchens, each with 2 train horses (mobile parks)/2 cargo wagons mod. 1890, each with 2 train horses (static parks in Far East and Siberia)

Total 4 officers, 1 official, 337/329 other ranks, 18/12 riding horses, 351/0 artillery horses, 6/6 train horses (Far East and Siberia only)

In Guards each officer is authorized 1 own riding horse.

* figures separated by / stand for mobile/static parks.

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 15 Oct 2022 08:32

After mobilization each infantry (rifle) division included a park artillery brigade consisting of a brigade HQ and three light artillery parks. The parks contained mobile stock of ammunition for field guns and rifles/machine guns.

Organization of the park artillery brigade HQ (wartime) shtat No. 12 approved on 16 May 1910
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70285940

Brigade commander, colonel

Brigade staff:
Brigade adjutant, company officer
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)
(priest), (deacon), (acolyte) – could stay at the peace-time quarters.

HQ section
Sergeant major
2 servants at the officer mess, privates
7 orderlies, privates
5 grooms for the officers’ horses, privates
1 brigade clerk, 1 senior clerk, 2 junior clerks
Lithographer and assistant lithographer
Bookbinder
4 medical assistants (1 senior, 1 junior, 1 drugstore, 1 senior veterinary)
1 patient caretaker

Quartermaster train:
1 ambulance wagon (4 horses, 2 privates as drivers/riders) – European Russia and Caucasus only
1 drugstore cart (1 horse, 1 driver, private)
1 medical cart (1 horse, 1 driver, private)
1 veterinary cart (1 horse, 1 driver, private)
2 wagons mod. 1884 (each 2 horses, 1 driver, private) – European Russia and Caucasus only
5 cargo carts mod. 1890 (each 1 horse, 1 driver, private) – Turkestan, Siberia and Far East only
1 (2 in Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) spare train horse with 1 horse handler, private

Total 2 officers, 5 doctors and officials, 35 (European Russia and Caucasus)/36 (Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) other ranks, 2 riding horses, 12/10 train horses, 6/8 wagons and carts

Brigade commander is authorized two own riding horses, and brigade adjutant – 1 own riding horse. Officials receive horses at mobilization or purchase them using a state allowance.

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

Park commander, captain
Senior officer, chief of administration, 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
Trumpeter
9 technicians, corporals
54 corporals
268 privates
1 senior and 1 junior clerk
Park medical assistant
2 veterinary medical assistants
9 artisans: 1 locksmith, 3 blacksmiths, 3 saddlers, 2 carpenters
36 ammunition wagons (2-horse), 36 caissons (6-horse), 19 wagons mod.1884 (2-horse)

Ordnance train:
4 wagons mod. 1884 (each 2 artillery horses and 1 wagon driver, private)
1 spare artillery horse and 1 horse handler, private

Quartermaster train:
2 ambulance carts each with 1 train horse and 1 driver, private – Turkestan and Siberia only
3 (Turkestan) or 2 (elsewhere) wagons mod. 1884 each with 2 train horses and 1 driver, private
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 2 (Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) cargo carts mod. 1890 each with 1 train horse and driver, private
3 cavalry type field kitchens, each with 2 train horses and 3 drivers, privates

Total 4 officers, 1 official, 373/378/377 other ranks, 18 riding horses, 351 artillery horses, 12/19/17 train horses, 101/105/104 wagons and carts

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

Summary table for the park brigade (Eruopean and Caucasus type):
Park brigade.png
Official strength returns from 1914 give somewhat different numbers for the authorized strength of the park brigade: 14 officers, 4 doctors, 4 officials, 1155 other ranks, 56 riding, 1053 artillery and 49 train horses. I don't undersant where the difference comes from.
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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 16 Oct 2022 21:28

Strength and composition of the standard 1914's infantry division (wartime). The table is reconstructed from various strength returns. Almost in all cases they provide somewhat different numbers for the authorized strength of different divisions for unknown reasons. It seems that in many cases the staff officers were not sure themselves how to to fill these tables correctly. Anyway possible errors are minimal.
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The numbering system was very simple. The infantry division No. X consisted of four consecutively numbered infantry regiments Nos. 4X-3, 4X-2, 4X-1, and 4X, X artillery brigade and X park artillery brigade. For example, the 10th infantry division consisted of 37-40 infantry regiments, 10 artillery brigade and 10 park artillery brigade. Numbering of mobile hospitals didn't exhibit any clear system. Other elements were unnumbered.
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Post by Art » 21 Oct 2022 06:33

Rifle brigades (not to be confused with brigades of the Siberian rifle divisions) were independent formations each equal to about a half of a standard infantry division. At the start of the war there were a Guards Rifle Brigade, 5 numbered rifle brigades (1-5), 4 numbered Finland rifle brigade (1-4), 2 numbered Caucasus rifle brigade (1-2), 6 numbered Turkestan rifle brigades (1-6). Unlike infantry divisions no new 2nd line brigades were formed at the mobilization.

Wartime rifle brigade consisted of:
- Brigade HQ
- 4 rifle regiments (each 2 battalions) (*)
- Rifle artillery battalion (three batteries, each 8 light guns)
- Rifle park artillery battalion
- Brigade train
- Brigade infirmary
- Mobile hospital
Total 8 infantry battalions, 24 light field guns

(*) With an exception of 5th and 6th Turkestan Rifle Brigades consisting of 3 rifle regiments.

Normally the X rifle brigade consisted of rifle regiments with numbers 4X-3 – 4X, X artillery battalion and X park artillery battalion. The title “Guards”, “Finland”, “Caucasus” or “Turkestan” were added when units belonged to respective brigades.

Organization of the rifle brigade HQ (wartime), Shtat No.19 approved on 16 July 1914:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70176754

Brigade commander, major general [or lt. general in the Guards Rifle Brigade]
Brigade doctor, official VI rank

Brigade Staff:
Chief of staff, field officer of the General Staff
2 senior adjutants, company officers (one belongs to the General Staff, the other – to infantry or artillery)
Staff bugler, senior NCO, riding horse
6 clerks (2 senior and 4 junior grade)

Brigade Intendant’s staff:
Brigade intendant, field officer
Records keeper, official VIII rank
2 clerks (one senior and 1 junior grade)

Communication detachment:
29 telephone men (2 senior NCOs, 2 junior NCOs, 25 privates)

2 privates for administrative duties, 7 orderlies, 7 grooms, 7 in the brigade train.

Horses: 1 riding horse for a bugler, 8 train horses, 1 spare train horse
Wagons and carts: 1 carriage for the brigade commander (1-horse), 2 telephone carts (1-horse), 3 cargo carts (1-horse), 1 wagon (2-horse).

Attached Cossack convoy at the brigade HQ:
1 company officer, 1 senior NCO, 18 privates, 19 riding horses
[a Cossack platoon is attached to the brigade, of them 1 senior NCO and 12 privates are assigned as a convoy of the brigade train]

Total with a Cossack convoy: 6 officers, 1 doctor, 1 official, 80 other ranks, 20 riding horses, 9 train horses, 7 wagons and carts

Additionally
in the 1-5 Rifle Brigades: 2 priests, 2 priests’ assistants, 2 orderlies (privates) and 2 grooms (unarmed), 1 cart with 1 train horse and 1 cart driver (private)
in the Turkestan rifle brigades: a bandmaster (official XII rank) and 1 orderly, private/

Brigade HQ train in the Turkestan rifle brigades: 11 carts (1 for the brigade commander, 2 telephone, 8 cargo) each with 1 train horse and 1 cart driver (private), 2 spare train horses with 1 horse keeper (private), 2 mules with 1 horse keeper (private)

Organization of the rifle brigade HQ (peacetime), Shtat No.3 approved on 16 May 1910:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70157840

Brigade commander, major general [or lt. general in the Guards Rifle Brigade]

Brigade Staff
Chief of staff, field officer of the General Staff
Senior adjutant for line troops, company officer
Senior adjutant for administration, company officer
Brigade doctor, official VI rank [except Guards and Caucasus rifle brigades]
2 priests, official XII rank [in 1-5 Rifle Brigades only]
Bandmaster, can be civilian [in Turkestan rifle brigades only]

Staff bugler, riding horse
6 clerks (2 senior and 4 junior grade)
2 priest’s assistants, private, can be civilians [in 1-5 Rifle Brigades only]
4 orderlies, privates

Additionally, in the Guards Rifle Brigade 2 privates for administrative duties. In the Turkestan rifle brigades a band with 1 senior NCO, 6 junior NCO, 18 privates, 10 apprentice musicians.

Organization of the rifle brigade intendant’s staff, approved on 17 April 1911:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=58053854

Brigade intendant, colonel or lt. colonel
Records keeper, official VIII rank
Clerk, junior grade
Chief of the brigade train, company officer

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

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Organization of the 2-battalion rifle regiment (wartime), Shtat No. 11 approved on 16 May 1910:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70157846

Regimental commander, colonel (major general in regiments of Guards)

1. Regimental staff
Chief of administration, lt. colonel (colonel in regiments of Guards)
Regimental adjutant, ensign – sub-captain
Senior doctor, official VIII rank)
2 junior doctors, officials IX rank)
Paymaster, official VIII rank
Records keeper for administration, official IX rank
Quartermaster, official X rank
Weapons master, official of ordnance
(medical assistant, official XIV rank – optional)
Priest (Guards and Turkestan regiments)
Regimental bugler, senior NCO riding horse
11 orderlies, privates

2. 2 Battalions, each:
Battalion commander, lt. colonel (colonel in regiments of Guards)
Bugler, junior NCO – in regiments of Guards only

3. 4 companies per battalion, each:
Company commander, captain
3 junior officers, ensign – sub-captain (4 officers in one of 4 companies)
Sergeant major
Armorer, senior NCO
4 platoon NCOs, senior NCOs
16 junior NCOs
2 buglers, privates (4 in regiments of Guards)
20 corporals
180 riflemen, privates
8 stretcher bearers, privates
2 cooks, privates
2 assistant cooks, privates
4 (5 in one company) orderlies, privates
Total company: 4/5 officers, 240/241 other ranks (or 242/243 in regiments of Guards)
1 volunteer

(2 men in each company and 1 in each battalion are assigned as signalers and equipped with horns)

4. Machine gun detachment
Detachment commander, ensign – sub-captain, riding horse
2 junior officers, ensign – sub-captain, each riding horse
Sergeant major, riding horse
Armorer, senior NCO, riding horse
2 platoon NCOs, senior NCOs, each riding horse
2 machine gun leaders, senior NCOs, each riding horse
6 machine gun leader, junior NCOs, each riding horse
8 gunners, corporals
8 spare gunners, privates
24 ammunition bearers, privates
16 ammo handlers at carts, privates
8 machine gun cart drivers, privates
8 ammo cart drivers, privates
3 (5 in Turkestan regiments) spare horse keepers, privates
2 cooks, privates
2 assistant cooks, privates
3 orderlies, privates
[8 Maxim machine guns]
8 machine gun carts (2-horse), 8 ammo carts (2-horse), 5 (9 in Turkestan regiments) spare horses
Total detachment: 3 officers and 94 (96 in Turkestan regiments) other ranks

5. Communication detachment
Detachment commander, ensign – sub-captain, riding horse
12 telephone men (1 senior and 2 junior NCO, 9 privates)
9 mounted messengers (1 junior NCO and 8 privates), each with riding horses
2 bicycle messengers, privates
Orderly, private
Total detachment: 1 officer and 24 other ranks

6. Band (in regiments of Guards only)
(Chief of band, regimental adjutant)
Bandmaster, official XII rank)
35 musicians (1 senior and 10 junior NCOs, 24 privates)
1 orderly, private
Total: 1 official and 36 other ranks

7. Service detachment
Detachment commander also chief of train, ensign – sub-captain, riding horse
1 junior officer, ensign – sub-captain, riding horse
Sergeant major
3 armorers (1 quartermaster, 1 ordnance, 1 detachment), senior NCOs
8 clerks (2 regiments, 2 senior, 4 junior)
12 medical assistants (1 senior, 2 junior, 8 company, 1 veterinary)
1 patient caretaker
4 infirmary assistants
1 priest’s assistant (Guards and Turkestan regiments only)
1 tailor
19 artisans (3 senior and 16 junior grade), incl. 1 locksmith and farrier for the machine gun detachment
1 lithograper senior grade, junior NCO
1 assistant lithographer, private
4 cooks, privates
5 servants at the officer mess, privates
4 assistant cooks, privates
10 herders and butchers, privates
2 orderlies, privates

Regimental train:
3 senior NCOs, riding horse
1 assistant NCO, corporal
56 (124 in the Turkestan regiments) wagon drives and riders, privates
5 (13 in the Turkestan regiments) spare horses keepers, privates

Wagons and carts (normal regiments): 4 ammo carts (2-horse), 8 ammo carts (1-horse), 2 drugstore carts (1-horse), 2 telephone carts (1-horse), 12 cargo carts (1-horse), 15 wagons mod. 1884 (2-horse), 2 ambulance wagons (4-horse), 9 field kitchens artillery type (2-horse), 9 spare train horses
Turkestan regiments: 18 ammo carts (1-horse), 2 drugstore carts (1-horse), 8 ambulance carts (1-horse), 2 telephone carts (1-horse), 85 cargo carts (1-horse), 9 field kitchens artillery type (2-horse), 26 spare train horses, 45 mules

Machine gun detachment’s train:
8 wagon drivers, 1 spare horse keeper, all privates
7 (10 in the Turkestan regiments) cargo carts (1-horse), 1 field kitchen cavalry type (2-horse), 1 (2 in the Turkestan regiments) spare horse, (2 mules in the Turkestan regiments only).

Total service detachment: 2 officers, 150/149/229 other ranks (Guards/Army/Turkestan regiments)

Total regiment: 44 officers, 3 doctors, 4 officials (5 in regiments of guards), 1 priest (Guards and Turkestan regiments), 2258 (Guards)/2202 (army)/2285 (Turkestan) other ranks, 8 volunteers, 16 riding horses (*), 159 train horses (229 train horses in the Turkestan regiments), (47 mules in the Turkestan regiments), 78 wagons and carts (151 in the Turkestan regiments)

(*) Turkestan regiments are additionally authorized 36 riding horses for the scouting team

In addition to the establishment:
1) Finland and 5-8 Caucasus Rifle Regiment are authorized 1 priest, 1 priest’s assistant and 1 ordlery
2) 1-7 Finland regiments are authorized a band of the same composition as in the regiments of Guards

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 29 Oct 2022 08:58

Establishment of the 2-battalion rifle regiment (peace-time) with 96 riflemen per company, Shtat No. 6 approved on 16 May 1910
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70157845

Regimental commander, colonel (major general in regiments of Guards)

1. Regimental Staff
Senior field officer, colonel
Chief of administration, lt. colonel (colonel in regiments of Guards)
Regimental adjutant, 2nd lt. – sub-captain
Senior doctor, official VIII rank
2 junior doctors, officials IX rank
Paymaster, official VIII rank
Records keeper for administration, official IX rank
Chief of weapons, ordnance official
(medical assistant, official XIV rank – optional)
Priest (in Guards, Finland, 5-8 Caucasus and Turkestan regiments)
Regimental bugler, senior NCO, riding horse

2. 2 battalions, each:
Battalion commander, lt. colonel (colonel in regiments of Guards)
Battalion bugler, junior NCO – Guards regiments only

3. 4 companies per battalion, each:
Company commander, captain
2 (3 in one company) junior officers, 2nd lt. – sub-captain
Sergeant major
Armorer, senior NCO)
4 platoon NCOs, senior NCOs
4 junior NCOs
2 buglers, corporals (4 in regiments of Guards)
10 corporals
86 riflemen, privates
1 cook, private
1 private for administrative duties (*)
1 volunteer
/1 men per battalion and 2 men per company are assigned as signalers and equipped with horns/

* - total 8 men in the regiment: 1 cook, 6 bakers, 1 janitor

4. Training detachment
Detachment commander, 2nd lt. – sub-captain
Junior officer, 2nd lt. – sub-captain
Sergeant major
2 senior NCOs

[NCOs candidates are detached from companies]

5. Machine gun detachment
Detachment commander, 2nd lt. – sub-captain, a train horse
Junior officer, 2nd lt. – sub-captain, a train horse
Sergeant major
Armorer, senior NCO
2 platoon NCOs, senior NCOs, each with a train horse
2 machine gun leaders, junior NCOs
6 machine gun leaders, corporals
2 gunners, corporals
6 gunners, privates
8 spare gunners, privates
6 ammo bearers, privates
2 machine gun wagons drivers, privates
1 ammo cart driver, private
2 machine gun wagons (2-horse), 1 ammo cart (2-horse)

6. Scout detachment
Chief of scouts, 2nd lt. – sub-captain
1 senior and 1 junior NCO
[privates are detached from companies]

7. Communication detachment
Detachment commander, 2nd lt. – sub-captain
4 telephone men (1 junior NCO, 3 privates)
7 mounted messengers (1 junior NCO, 6 privates), each with a riding horse

8. Band – in Guards regiments
(band commander – regimental adjutant)
Bandmaster, official XII rank
42 musicians (1 senior, 11 junior NCOs, 30 privates)
12 apprentice musicians, privates

9. Service detachment
Detachment commander, also quartermaster, 2nd lt. – sub-captain
Sergeant major
3 armorers (1 paymaster, 1 quartermaster, 1 ordnance), senior NCOs
9 clerks (2 regimental, 3 senior, 4 junior)
8 medical assistants (1 senior, 2 junior, 4 company, 1 veterinary) [12 (1 senior, 2 junior, 8 company, 1 veterinary) in Turkestan regiments]
4 apprentice medical assistants (8 in Turkestan regiments), privates
Patient caretaker, senior NCO
2 infirmary assistants, privates
1 priest assistant (in Guards, Finland, 5-8 Caucasus and Turkestan regiments), junior NCO
1 tailor, junior NCO
20 artisans (3 senior and 17 junior grade)
Lithographer, junior NCO
Assistant lithographer, private
Book binder, private
4 servants in the officer mess, private
1 corporal and 16 privates for administrative duties (Guards regiments only)

Train:
1 senior NCO
Assistant NCO, corporal
10 privates (16 in Turkestan regiments)
10 (16 in Turkestan Regiments) train horses

Total regiment: 39 officers, 8 (Guards)/6 (European Russia and Caucasus)/7 (Turkestan) officials doctors and priests, 1092 (Guards)/1002 (European Russia and Caucasus)/1017 (Turkestan) other ranks, 8 riding horses (*), 20 train horses (26 in Turkestan regiments)
(*) Turkestan regiments are additionally authorized 35 riding horses for the scout detachment

1-7 Finland Rifle Regiments are additionally authorized a band consisting of a band master, 1 senior, 10 junior NCO, 24 privates.

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Post by Art » 05 Nov 2022 10:19

Rifle artillery battalion of the rifle brigade consisted of the battalion HQ and three batteries (except 5 and 6 Turkestan Rifle Battalions with two light batteries).

Establishment of the HQ of the separate rifle artillery battalion/rifle brigade (wartime), Shtat No. 12 approved on 16 May 1910:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70285940

Battalion commander, colonel

Staff
Battalion adjutant, 1st lt. – sub-captain
Paymaster, ordnance official
Ordnance technician, ordnance official
Senior doctor, official VIII rank
Junior doctor, official IX rank
Senior veterinary doctor, official VIII rank
Junior veterinary doctor, official IX rank
(priest), (deacon), (acolyte) – could stay at the peace-time quarters.

HQ detachment
Sergeant major, also train leader
7 telephone men also signalers (1 NCO and 6 corporals)
1 telephone cart, 1 artillery horse
2 servants in the officer mess, privates
8 orderlies, privates
6 grooms, privates

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

Train:
1 ambulance wagon, 1 wagon driver (private), 2 train horses (European Russia and Caucasus only)
1 drugstore cart, 1 private, 1 train horse
1 medical cart, 1 private, 1 train horse
2 cargo wagons mod. 1884, each 1 wagon driver (private) and 2 train horses (European Russia and Caucasus) or 7 (Turkestan)/6 (Far East and Siberia) cargo carts each with a cart driver (private) and 1 train horse
1 (European Russia and Caucasus) or 2 (Turkestan, Siberia and Far East) spare train horses with one horse handler, private
Total train: 7/11/10 privates, 6/10/9 carts and wagons, 10/12/11 train horses

Total 2 officers, 2 officials, 4 doctors, 44 (European Russia and Caucasus)/48(Turkestan)/47 (Far East and Siberia) other ranks, 3 riding horses, 1 artillery horse, 10/12/11 train horses, 7/11/10 carts and wagons.

Battalion commander is authorized 2 own riding horses and the battalion adjutant – 1 riding horse. Official receive riding horses at mobilization or purchase them using a state allowance

Guards and 1-5 Rifle Artillery Battalions consised of 3 light artillery batteries (76-mm guns) of the standard organization, see the link above:
viewtopic.php?p=2434124#p2434124

Summary table for the Guards and 1-5 Rifle Artillery Battalions
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Post by Art » 07 Nov 2022 06:41

As an exception to the organization described above in 1914 1-3 Finland and 2-4 Turkestan Rifle Artillery Battalions consisted of two light batteries and one mountain battery. 1-2 Caucasus Rifle Artillery Battalions - of three mountain batteries.

Wartime establishment of the mountain artillery battery (76-mm mountain guns mod. 1904/1909), Shtat No.13 approved on 16 May 1910:
https://gwar.mil.ru/documents/view/?id=70285934

Battery commander, lt. colonel
Senior officer, captain, riding horse
Senior officer, sub-captain, riding horse
4 junior officers, ensign - sub-captain, each riding horse

Records keeper, official IX rank
Technical master, ordnance official
Junior doctor, official IX rank
Junior veterinary doctor, official IX rank

Sergeant major
3 armorers, senior NCOs
4 platoon NCOs, senior NCOs
16 junior NCOs
1 volunteer
1 bugler
8 gunners, corporals
8 technicians, corporals
15 scouts, messengers, observers, signalers and telephone men, corporals
42 (mountain guns mod. 1904)/44 (mountain guns mod. 1909) corporals
207/226 privates (incl. 148/161 pack horses handlers and 8 spare horses handlers)

8 76-mm mountain guns mod. 1904/mod.1909 (6-horse) [disassembled into packs if needed]
0/9 caissons (4-horse) [disassembled into packs if needed]
1 spare gun carriage (4-horse) [disassembled into packs if need]
56/73 artillery horses with gun packs
80 artillery horses with ammunition packs
6 artillery horses with spare carriage packs
4 artillery horses with accessories packs (gun mod. 1904 only)
2 artillery horses with telephone packs (guns mod. 1904) or 2 telephone carts, each 1 artillery horse (guns mod. 1909)
15/16 spare artillery horses

1 senior and 1 junior clerks
1 medical assistant, 2 battery, 1 veterinary medical assistant
2 locksmiths, 4 blacksmiths, 2 saddlers, 2 carpenters
2 infirmary assistants
1 cutter and 2 tailors

Artillery train:
11 carts (2-horse) [load is distributed by packs if needed]
22 artillery horses with horse packs (2 with tether, 2 with spare parts, 3 with spare wheels, 4 with instruments, 6 with forge and instruments, 5 with horseshoes and harness), each 1 horse hanlder, private
2 spare artillery horses with 1 horse handler, private
Total artillery train: 23 privates, 24 artillery horses, 11 carts and wagons

Intendancy train:
4 ambulance carts (1-horse), 4 cart drivers, private
64 cargo carts (1-horse) [load is distributed by packs if needed], 64 cart drivers, privates
3 field kitchens, cavalry type (2-horse), 3 wagon drivers (privates)
14 spare train horses, 7 horse handlers (privates)
76 horse packs (2 drugstore, 2 veterinary, 3 officer baggage, 6 ration, 35 forage, 25 soldiers’ backpacks, 2 with cauldrons and kitchen accessories, 1 with harness and horseshoes)
1 pack horse with infirmary accessories, 1 horse handler (private)
Total intendancy train: 79 privates, 89 train horses, 71 carts and wagons.

Battalion train (contains 4 daily rations):
14 cargo carts, each 1 cart driver (private) 1 train horse
3 spare train horses, 1 horse handler, private
Total battalion train: 16 privates, 17 horses, 14 carts

Total 7 officers, 2 doctors, 2 officials, 446/447 other ranks, 26/30 riding horses, 187/200 artillery horses, 106 train horses

Battery commander is authorized 2 own riding horses and can have a personal carriage with a horse. Officials receive riding horses at mobilization or purchase them using a state allowance

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Re: Russian Army Tables of Organization

Post by Art » 12 Nov 2022 07:45

The rifle brigade had mobile stock of ammunition in a park artillery battalion. The battalion consisted of the HQ (identical to the park brigade HQ) and two light arillery parks (identical to the parks of the park artillery brigade).
Total in the battalion: 10 officers, 4 doctors, 3 officials, 782 other ranks, 38 riding, 702 artillery and 37 train horses.

Sample wartime establishment strength of the rifle brigade (European) with all sub-units (based on the 1st Rifle Brigade in September 1914):
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"Riding horses" apparently include horses of officers and officials. Note that strength returns for other brigades give somehwat different numbers for unclear reasons.
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