23 September 1881|
Pori, Grand Duchy of Finland
|Died||5 March 1940
Almqvist started his military career at Hamina Cadet School in Finland and then joined the Mikhailovskaya Artillery Military Academy in St. Petersburg. During the First World War he served as a captain at the Kronstadt naval fortress. Almqvist was later arrested by the Bolsheviks and spent five months in the dungeons of Kronstadt.
At the Finnish Civil War Almqvist fought for the White Guards as a commander of an artillery battery. In May 1918, Almqvist was named as the commander of Suomenlinna coastal artillery regiment. From September 1923 to November 1924 he was the commander of Finnish Coastal Artillery. After his resignation Almqvist worked as a prison warden.
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