1st Artillery Regiment

 

 

History

Raised as Sofiyska artillery division with Decree N° 95/25 August 1880

Raised as 1st artillery regiment with Decree N° 250/25 July 1883 from Sofiyska artillery division, 4th and 5th  battery of the artillery regiment and the 9cm long range battery 

1st division renamed 1st artillery regiment with Decree N° 250/25 July 1883

Attached to the Artillery Brigade in Sofia with Decree N° 176/1886

Disbanded with Decree N° 181/22 August 1886, having taken part in the overthrow of prince Alexandar Battenberg

Re-raised with Decree N° 10/1889 with 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th batteries and 1st mountain section of 4th artillery regiment

Garrison

1880 : Samokov

1883 : Sofia

1889 : Razgrad

3rd Military Inspectorate, 5th Dunavska Division

Commanders

30.08.1880

?

19.06.1882

10.09.1885

1886

1886-1889

01.05.1889

13.11.1891

13.05.1897

07.05.1903

17.04.1912

17.04.1915

04.03.1917

maj. Konstantin Dikenlejn [from Russian Army]

maj. Nikolay Vladimirovic Frost [from Russian Army]

maj. Nikolay Vladimirovich Stoyanov [from Russian Army]

cpt. Stefan Aleksandrov

cpt. Stefan Zlatarski

disbanded

maj. Iliya Kozarov

lt. col. Velizar Peev

col. Vasil Sabev

col. Ivan Shishkov

col. Panteley Paraskov

lt. col. Zafir Chobanov

col. Georgi Nachev

Effectives

12 June 1880

12 steel 9 pdr guns and 12 bronze 9 pdr guns

1 October 1885

30 officers, 1742 NCOs and men, 8 Krupp 87mm, 12 Krupp 75mm, 24 steel 9 pdr guns

September 1912

29 officers, 1 clerk, 1687 NCOs and men, 184 riding and 1533 draught horses, 108 wagons, 86 carts, 36 Schneider 75mm QF guns

September 1915

25 officers and clerks, 1191 NCOs and men, 1043 horses, 24 – 75mm QF guns

Battle Honours

            I. War against Serbia 1885

3 November 1885 : fought at Tran and Vrabcha

5 – 7 November 1885 : fought at Slivinitza

14 – 15 November 1885 : fought at Pirot

            II. War against Turkey 1912-1913

Attached to 5th Dunavska Division

9 – 10 October 1912 : fought at Eski Polos and Petra

16 – 20 October 1912 : fought at Bunar Hissar

4 – 5 November 1912 : fought at Chataldzha line

            III. Interallied War 1913

21 – 25 June 1913 : fought at Golash, Novo Korito, Knyazhevatz

1 – 18 July 1913 : fought at Plocho, Chuka, Ostrika, Tzaritza, Kapvav Kamak, Pandzhin Grob, Bukova Glava, Bobik, Bubredzhik, Chukovetz, Tvetkov Grob, Goljam Stan, Bobek, Streshir

            IV. First World War

Attached to 5th Dunavska Division

September 1915 : deployed along the Romanian border near Ruse

16 – 29 November 1915 : fought along the river Kara Su, at Miletkovo, Smokvitza and Gevgeli, pursuing the French Army along right bank of the Vardar river

20 – 21 August 1916 : fought at “Heroic” Hill

1 – 15 May 1917 : fought at Golema and Malka Jarebichna and at Hill 260, 204, 212 and 258

1917 : fought during the enemy attack at the western ridge at Jarebichna

15 September - 1 October 1918 : assigned to the 5th Dunavska Infantry Division, fought at Mala Rupa, Garbata, Kitkite, Roshava, Hill 560, Gevgeli and took part in the rearguard fightings of that Division