Kimon Digenis

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Kimon Digenis
Greek POW generals.jpg
Greek generals at the Kırşehir POW camp: from left to right, Col. Dimitrios Dimaras (4th Division), Maj. Gen. Nikolaos Trikoupis (I Corps), Staff Col. Adnan or Kemaleddin Sami, Maj. Gen. Kimon Digenis (II Corps) and Lt. Emin
Born 1871
Kimolos
Allegiance  Greece
Service/branch Hellenic Army
Years of service 1891–1922
Rank GR-Army-OF7-1912.svg Major General
Battles/wars Greco-Turkish War of 1897, Balkan Wars, Macedonian Front, Asia Minor Campaign

Kimon Digenis (Greek: Κίμων Διγενής) was a Greek Army officer who reached the rank of Major General.

He was born in Kimolos in 1871. He enrolled in the Hellenic Army Academy, and graduated in 1891 as a Second Lieutenant of the Artillery. He fought in the Greco-Turkish War of 1897, the Balkan Wars, the Macedonian Front of World War I and the Asia Minor Campaign. During the latter, after the electoral defeat of the Liberal Party in November 1920 he replaced the Venizelist Colonel Konstantinos Manetas as commander of the 13th Infantry Division and commanded it in the operations of spring and summer 1921. In 1922, as Major General, he was in command of the II Army Corps. Following the Greek defeat in Asia Minor in August 1922 and the outbreak of a large-scale Army revolt that toppled the royalist government, he was dismissed from the army.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Μεγάλη Στρατιωτική και Ναυτική Εγκυκλοπαιδεία. Τόμος Γ′: Δαβατηνός – Ιωσήφ [Great Military and Naval Encyclopedia. Volume III] (in Greek). Athens. 1929. p. 89.