The German mountain artillery in Macedonia

 

 

Arko Nr. 138

History :

formed on 16 February 1917 from Foot Artillery General 29

Attached to :

101th Infantry Division (16 February 1917 – 5 January 1918)

         assigned to Army Group Below (29 March 1917)

         assigned to 1st Bulgarian Army (30 December 1917)

Army Group Scholtz (4 September 1918 – 16 October 1918)

Feldartillerie-Regiment von Scharnhorst (1. Hannoversches) Nr. 10

History :

mobilized on 2 August 1914 (Staff and two Abteilungen)

sent to Macedonia on 16 November 1916

sent to France in January 1918

Commander :

Lt.Col. v. Anker (from 21 September 1914)

Maj. Boisserιe (from 5 May 1917)

Weapons :

1. - 6. Batterie : 7.7cm FK 96 n/A

4. – 6. Batterie : 10.5cm lFH 98/09 (from 18 March 1917)

Attached to :

Staff and I. Abt. : Division Hippel (3 December 1916 – 5 January 1918)

II. Abt. : 11th Army, 9th Plevenska Division (22 November 1916 – 26 March 1917)

             11th Army, 302. Infantry Division (14 April 1917 – November 1917)

             Lehr-Abteilung, Artillerie Schieίschule Buzau (end of November 1917 – January 1918)

1. Lothringisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 33

History :

mobilized on 2 August 1914 (Staff and two Abteilungen)

sent to Macedonia on 14 October 1916

sent to France in May 1918

Weapons :

1. - 3. Batterie : 7.7cm FK 96 n/A

4. – 6. Batterie : 10.5cm lFH 98/09

Attached to :

Division Hippel (24 October 1916 – 25 May 1918)

I. Abt. : 22th Infantry Brigade In (3 December 1916 – 1 July 1917)

            101t Infantry Division (2 July 1917 – 21 July 1917)

II. Abt. : 3rd Balkanska Division (5 November 1916 – ?)

             6th Bdinska Division (1 May 1917 – 18 June 1917)

             11th Army (14 April 1917 – November 1917)

Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 201

History :

formed on 18 May 1915 from FAR. 1, 35, 37, 73 (Staff, seven batteries)

sent to Macedonia in October 1915 attached to the 101st Infantry Division

III. Abteilung formed on 19 November 1917 from 7.Bt./FAR. 201 and 2. Ers.Abt./FAR. 37

sent to France in September 1918

came back in Germany at the beginning of September 1918, leaving its guns and ammunition wagons to the Bulgarian Army

Commander :

Maj. v. Greve-Dierfeld (from 18 May 1915)

Maj. Melms (from 16 January 1916)

Maj. v. Greve-Dierfeld (from 7 February 1916)

Maj. Melms (from 7 July 1916)

Maj. v. Greve-Dierfeld (from 11 August 1916)

Maj. v. Broich (from 24 April 1917)

Maj. v. Greve-Dierfeld (from 27 May 1917)

Cpt. Hoefer (from 9 August 1917)

Maj. Fletcher (from 9 September 1917)

Lt. Reuss (from 26 September 1917)

Maj. v. Broich (from 9 February 1918)

Maj. Fletcher (from 17 May 1918)

Maj. v. Broich (from 20 June 1918)

Maj. Fletcher (from 9 October 1918)

Weapons :

1. - 6. Batterie : 7.7cm FK 96 n/A

7. Batterie : 10.5cm lFH 98/09

1. – 3. Batterie : 10.5cm lFH 16 (from 27 November 1917)

4. – 7. Batterie : 10.5cm lFH 16 (from 29 November 1917)

8. – 9. Batterie : 10.5cm lFH 16

Attached to :

101st Infantry Division (18 May 1915 – 19 November 1916)

Halket Detachment (20 November 1916 – 29 January 1917)

Vardar Detachment (30 January 1917 – 16 April 1917)

Vardar Sector (17 April 1917 – 11 July 1917)

DivKdo z.b.V. 101, Genkdo z.b.V. 61 (12 July 1917 – 22 October 1917)

Kruserova Sector, Genkdo z.b.V. 61 (23 October 1917 – 5 January 1918)

DivKdo z.b.V. 302, Genkdo z.b.V. 61 (6 January 1918 – 6 September 1918)

III. Abt. : DivKdo z.b.V. 302 (28 July 1917 – 11 September 1918)

Units detached :

1st Battery : Detachment Kaufmann (18 July 1916 – 9 September 1916)

                 Bode Brigade (10 September 1916 – 9 October 1916)

                 Detachment Kaufmann (11 October 1916 – 20 November 1916)

                 Goltz Cavalry Division (25 November 1916 – 21 March 1917)

4th Battery : Detachment Kaufmann (31 August 1916 – 26 September 1916)

                 42nd Cavalry Brigade (14 September 1916 – 20 November 1916)

                 Goltz Cavalry Division (21 November 1916 – 21 March 1917)

5th Battery : Detachment Kaufmann (31 August 1916 – 9 September 1916)

                 Bode Brigade (10 September 1916 – 9 October 1916)

                 Detachment Kaufmann (11 October 1916 – 20 November 1916)

                 Goltz Cavalry Division (21 November 1916 – 21 March 1917)

Remarks :

From 24 November 1916 to 20 March 1917 the 1st, 4th and 5th Batteries were reunited into the Abteilung Schmidt, that fought in Romania with the Kavallerie Division Goltz.

Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 209

History :

formed on 12 May 1915 in XVII. Army Corps Area (Staff, seven batteries)

8th Battery formed on 25 May 1915 from Ers.Abt./5. and 6. GFAR.

III. Abteilung (2 Bts.) mobilized on 7 June 1915 with 7. and 8. Bt./FAR.

sent to Macedonia in October 1915 attached to the 105th Infantry Division

remained in Macedonia after the departure of the 105th Infantry Division to Russia (June 1916)

9th Battery formed on 9 March 1917 from 2. Ers.Abt./FAR. 81

Weapons :

1. - 3. Batterie : 7.7cm FK 96 n/A

4. – 8. Batterie : 10.5cm lFH 98/09

1. – 8. Batterie : 10.5cm lFH 16 (from November 1917)

9. Batterie : 10.5cm lFH 16

Attached to :

105th Infantry Division (15 May 1915 – 27 February 1917)

Army Group Below (28 February 1917 – 29 December 1917)

1st Bulgarian Army (30 December 1917 – 1 September 1918)

6th Reserve Division (11 October 1918 – December 1918)

I. Abt. : 105th Infantry Division (15 May 1915 – 27 February 1917)

            Army Group Below (28 February 1917 – 29 March 1917)

            1st Bulgarian Army (30 March 1917 – 1 September 1918)

II. Abt. : 105th Infantry Division (15 May 1915 – 3 April 1916)

            Army Group Mackensen (4 April 1916 – June 1916)

            101st Infantry Division (8 June 1916 – 19 November 1916)

            Army Group Below (November 1916 – 27 February 1917)

           1st Bulgarian Army (30 March 1917 – 1 September 1918)

III. Abt. : 210th Infantry Brigade (18 December 1915 – 22 February 1916)

            101st Infantry Division (23 February 1916 – 30 June 1917)

            11th Army (2 October 1917 – end October 1917)

            1st Bulgarian Army (3 December 1917 – 1 September 1918)

 

Abt.

Arko.

DivKdo z.b.V.

Genkdo z.b.V.

Abteilung = Artillery division

Artillerie Kommandeur  = Artillery Commandant

Divisionkommando fόr besonderen Verwendung = Divisional Command for special purpose

Generalkommando fόr besonderen Verwerdung = General Command for special purpose

 

Remarks :

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