7th Artillery Regiment

 

 

History

Raised with Decree N° 88/30 December 1903

It was formed with one active division of the 4th artillery regiment, and one active and one reserve division of the 2nd artillery regiment.

Garrison

Samokov, 1st Military Inspectorate, 7th Rilska Division

Commanders

01.01.1904

1907

21.11.1913

09.1915

col. Petar Tantilov

col. Ivan Raynov

col. Stoyan Pushkarov

lt. col. Vasil Petrov

Effectives

September 1912

29 officers, 2 clerks, 1678 NCOs and men, 280 riding, 1173 draught and 405 pack horses, 108 wagons, 69 carts, 36 Schneider 75mm QF guns

October 1915

22 officers, 2 clerks, 1168 NCOs and men, 196 riding, 754 draught and 13 pack horses, 57 horse-wagons, 24 Schneider 75mm QF guns

Battle Honours

            I. War against Turkey 1912-1913

Attached to 7th Rilska Division

5 – 11 October 1912 : took part in the advance toward Salonika, fighting at Tzarevo Selo, Kalimanitza and Kochani

21 – 27 November 1912 : trasferred by Greek steamers from Salonika to Dedeagach

21 – 23 January 1913 : supported the troops crossing the Kavak river (Gallipoli peninsula)

25 – 26 January 1913 : fought at Bulair (Gallipoli peninsula)

            II. Interallied War 1913

17 – 18 June 1913 : fought at Hill 550, near the Zletovska river

18 June – 29 June 1913 : fought at Hill 650, Sokolartzi and Trikania

1 – 18 July 1913 : fought at Kalimantsi

            III. First World War

Attached to 7th Rilska Division

2 - 3 October 1915 : fought at Dragobrash

19 – 23 October 1915 : fought north of Krivolak

23 November 1915 : fought at Bistrentza and Dublyano

28 November 1915 : fought at Kajali and at Gorna and Dolna Sobra

18 – 20 August 1916 : fought in the Struma valley, south of Seres and at Yeniköy

10 – 23 September 1916 : took part in the fightings along the Yeniköy – Kadri – Nevoljen – Chuchuluk line

30 September – 4 October 1916 : took part in the defence of the line Karayaköy - Yeniköy – Gorno and Dolno Karajovo during the British attack

1917 – 1918 : attached to 7th Rilska Infantry Division, took part in the fightings in the Struma front