Scutari Corps

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Scutari Corps
İşkodra Kolordusu
Active September 18, 1912[1]
Country Ottoman Empire
Allegiance Western Army
Size Corps
Garrison/HQ Scutari (present day: Shkodër)
Patron Sultans of the Ottoman Empire
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Miralay Hasan Riza Bey

The Scutari Corps,[2] Işkodra Corps or Shkoder Corps of the Ottoman Empire (Turkish: İşkodra Kolordusu) was one of the corps under the command of the Ottoman Western Army. It was formed in Scutari (present day: Shkodër) area during the First Balkan War.

Balkan Wars[edit]

Order of Battle, October 19, 1912[edit]

On October 19, 1912, the corps was structured as follows:[3][4]

  • Scutari Corps HQ (Montenegrin Front, under the command of the Western Army, commander: Kurmay Miralay Hasan Riza Bey, chief of staff: Kurmay Kaymakam Abdurrahman Nafiz Bey)
    • 24th Division (commander: Kurmay Miralay Hasan Riza Bey)
      • 70th Infantry Regiment
      • 71st Infantry Regiment
      • 72nd Infantry Regiment
      • 24th Artillery Regiment
      • 24th Rifle Battalion
    • Elbesan Redif Division (commander: Kurmay Miralay Djemal Bey, chief of staff: Staff Captain Asim Bey)
      • Elbasan Redif Regiment (commander: Staff Captain Omer Efendi)
        • Elbasan Redif Battalion
        • Libraşt Redif Battalion
        • Gramış Redif Battalion
      • Tiran Redif Regiment (commander: Staff Captain Edhem Efendi)
        • Tiran Redif Battalion
        • Erzen Redif Battalion
        • Akçahisar Redif Battalion
      • Berat Redif Regiment (commander: Staff Captain Arif Efendi)
        • Berat Redif Battalion
        • Devol Redif Battalion
        • Skrapar Redif Battalion
      • Draç Redif Regiment (commander: Staff Captain M. Salim Efendi)
        • Draç Redif Battalion
        • Peklin Redif Battalion
        • Kavala Redif Battalion
        • Bosna Redif Battalion
    • Provisional Regular Division (commander: Kurmay Miralay Sadik Bey, chief of staff: Staff Captain Sherif Bey)
      • 3rd battalion of the 50th Infantry Regiment
      • 1st battalion of the 51st Infantry Regiment
      • 1st and 2nd battalions of the 53rd Infantry Regiment
      • 54th Infantry Regiment
    • Scutari Fortified Area Command
    • Debre Redif Battalion
    • Debre-i Bâlâ Redif Battalion
    • Debre-i Zîr Redif Battalion
    • Mat Redif Battalion
    • Rakalar Redif Battalion

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 236.
  2. ^ Richard C. Hall, The Balkan Wars, 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World War, Routledge, 2000, ISBN 978-0-415-22946-3, p. 55.
  3. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 170.
  4. ^ Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Tarihi: Balkan Harbi, Garp Ordusu Karadağ Cephesi, III ncü Cilt 3 ncü Kısım, Genelkurmay Basımevi, 1993, Kuruluşlar no 2-5.