The Italian Army in Macedonia

 

 

Corpo di Spedizione Italiano in Oriente 

(35th Infantry Division)

Commander :

Maj-Gen. Carlo Petitti di Roreto (17 May 1916 – 6 May 1917)

Maj-Gen. Giuseppe Pennella (6 May 1917 –16 June 1917)

Brig-Gen. Giovanni Battista Chiossi (ad interim, 16 June 1917 – 2 July 1917)

Maj-Gen. Ernesto Mombelli (2 July 1917)

Chief of Staff :

Maj, then Lt.Col. Alberto Garbasso (24 May 1916 – 14 May 1917)

Lt.Col. Alessandro Pirzio Biroli (14 May – 1 July 1917)

Col. Riccardo Alberti (1 July 1917 – 29. August 1918)

Lt.Col., then Col. Carlo Fenoglietto (29 August 1918)

Allocation :

Commandement des Armées Alliées en Orient (11 August 1916)

Comando Superiore delle Forze Italiane nei Balcani (27 October 1918)

 

“Sicilia” Brigade

Commander :

Brig-Gen. Giovanni Battista Chiossi (9 June 1916 – 23 June 1917)

Maj-Gen. Gennaro Venezia (23 June 1917 – 1 September 1918)

Maj-Gen. Giovanni Garruccio (2 – 8 September 1918)

Maj-Gen. Gennaro Venezia (9 – 22 September 1918)

Maj-Gen. Giovanni Garruccio (23 September 1918)

Allocation :

35th Infantry Division (28 July 1916)

Composition :

         61st Infantry Regiment

Lt.Col. Celso Rossi (21 June 1916 – 2 May 1917)

Col. Carlo Citerni (24 May 1917 – 7 July 1918)

Col. Carlo Iannaccaro (8 July 1918)

         62nd Infantry Regiment

Col. Ermenegildo Fimmanò (6 May 1916 – 7 October 1917)

Lt.Col. Ezio Zanetti (13 November 1917 – 20 May 1918)

Lt.Col. Ettore Silvestri (21 May – 21 September 1918)

Col. Enrico Rolletto (21 September 1918)

 

Cagliari” Brigade 

Commander :

Maj-Gen. Giacomo Desenzani (6 June 1916 – 21 November 1916)

Col. Odoardo Famea (ad interim, 22 November – 10 December 1916)

Maj-Gen. Arturo Benedetto Mulazzani (10 December 1916 – 24 May 1917)

Brig-Gen. Attilio Franchini (25 August 1917 – 22 August 1918)

Brig-Gen. Orlando Freri (22 August 1918)

Allocation :

35th Infantry Division (28 July 1916)

Composition :

         63rd Infantry Regiment

Col. Odoardo Famea (24 August 1915 – 24 May 1917)

Col. Delfo De Minicis (24 May 1917)

         64th Infantry Regiment

Col. Giovanni Beltramo (26 May 1916 – 8 August 1917)

Col. Enrico Heinzelmann (19 August 1917)

 

“Ivrea” Brigade

Commander :

Brig-Gen. Giuseppe Comolli (12 July 1916 – 26 July 1917)

Brig-Gen. Giovanni Beltramo (25 August 1917)

Allocation :

35th Infantry Division (15 October 1916)

Composition :

         161st Infantry Regiment

Col. Gennaro Venezia (29 April 1916 – 22 June 1917)

Col. Virginio Pizzo (6 July 1917)

         162nd Infantry Regiment

Col. Raffaele Basso (16 December 1915 – 24 May 1917)

Col. Giovanni Negro (25 May 1917)

 

“Spezia” Brigade

Commander :

Brig.-Gen. Vincenzo Ponzi (15 October 1918)

Allocation :

35th Infantry Division (15 October 1918)

Composition :

         125th Infantry Regiment

Lt.Col. Giusepe Ameri (30 October 1918)

         126th Infantry Regiment

Lt.Col. Enrico Quaglia (15 October 1918)

 

Divisional Troops

Infantry :

178th Territorial Battalion (18 September 1916)

14th Garrison Cpy. (18 September 1916)

89th Garrison Cpy. (20 December 1916)

XXXV Assault Unit (31 May 1918)

Cavalry :

1 Sq. of 16th “Cavalleggeri di Lucca” Regiment (18 September – 15 October 1916)

I Group of 16th “Cavalleggeri di Lucca” Regiment [2nd and 3rd Sq.] (15 October 1916)

I Group of 15th “Cavalleggeri di Lodi” Regiment [4th, 5th, 6th Sq.] (from 10 October 1918)

Machine-guns :

228th MG Cpy. Bersaglieri (from August 1916)

229th MG Cpy. Bersaglieri (from August 1916)

236th MG Cpy. Infantry (from November 1916)

296th MG Cpy. Alpini (from October 1916)

374th MG Cpy. Bersaglieri (from December 1916)

375th MG Cpy. Bersaglieri (from December 1916)

507th MG Cpy. Alpini (from January 1917)

512th MG Cpy. Bersaglieri (from January 1917)

513th MG Cpy. Bersaglieri (from January 1917)

721st MG Cpy. (from May 1917)

722nd MG Cpy. (from May 1917)

723rd MG Cpy. (from May 1917)

1761st MG Cpy. (from May 1918)

1762nd MG Cpy. (from May 1918)

1763rd MG Cpy. (from May 1918)

1764th MG Cpy. (from May 1918)

1765th MG Cpy. (from May 1918)

1766th MG Cpy. (from May 1918)

1767th MG Cpy. (from May 1918)

1768th MG Cpy. (from May 1918)

Artillery :

9th mountain artillery group (22nd and 57th Bts.)

16th mountain artillery group (69th and 70th Bts.)

18th mountain artillery group (75th and 76th Bts.)

20th mountain artillery group (37th and 59th Bts.)

101st Fortress Artillery Cpy.

Engineers :

XXIII Sapper Battalion (75th, 80th, 85th Cps.)

8th Sapper Cpy.

72nd Sapper Cpy.

86th Sapper Cpy.

14th Telegraph Cpy.

135th Telegraph Cpy.

3rd Bridging Cpy.

2nd Miners Cpy.

Minethrowers :

51st Minethrowers Group

173rd section 58 B

174th section 58 B

175th section 58 B

176th section 58 B

80th battery 240 L

200th battery 240 C

191st battery 58 A

199th battery 58 A

417th battery 58 B

Aviation :

73rd Squadron (fighters)

111th Squadron (observation)

 

Remarks :

All the dates in this page are according the western – Gregorian – calendar.