Shumenski Fortress Regiment

 

 

History

Raised with Decree N 1/1 January 1895 as Shumenski Fortress Battalion from 4th Reserve battery, Razgrad firearms depot and Danube Flotillia

Became Shumenski Fortress Regiment with Decree N 96/31 December 1914

On 19 October 1915 designed 2nd Shumenski Heavy Artillery Regiment

Feast day

26 March

Garrison

Shumen, 2nd Military Inspectorate

Commanders

1.01.1895

17.03.1900

12.01.1904

12.01.1907

29.09.1908

12.01.1912

21.04.1914

01.01.1915

25.09.1915

maj. Hristo Kushev

col. Georgi Bachvarov

col. Nyagul Tzvetkov

col. Atanas Rakovski

col. Veliko Kardzhiev

lt. col. Petko Valchanov

col. Anton Antonov

col. Pavel Shoylekov

lt. col. Angel Angelov

 

Effectives

September 1912

35 officers, 2349 NCOs and men, 102 riding and 58 draught horses, 76 guns (Shumenski Fortress Battalion)

21 September 1915

55 officers, 3 clerks, 3730 NCOs and men, 405 horses, 3076 oxen, 725 wagons

Battle Honours

I. War against Turkey 1912-1913

attached to 2nd Army

11 13 March 1913 : took part in the attack to the Odrin stronghold, firing 5756 H.E. shells and 3586 shrapnels against the works Azi Yolu, Ayvas Baba, Tas Tabiya and Kayalik Tabia

II. Interallied War 1913

June July 1913 : took part in the defence of Aegean Sea coast and of the stronghold of Belogradchik and Vidin

III. First World War

October 1915 : attached to 3rd Army

1915 1916 : defence of the Dobrudzha and of the Black sea coast

4 6 September 1916 : took part in the attack of Tutrakan, supporting the 4th Preslavska Infantry Division

September 1916 : took part in the occupation of Silistria attached to 1st Sofiyska Infantry Division

18 21 October 1916 : fought at Kobadin, firing 5455 rounds in support of the action of the 1st Cavalry Division

May 1917 : moved to Southern front and deployed at Belasitza

August September 1918 : rearmed with modern German artillery, took part in the defence of the line Ohrida lake - Belasitza