Charun Rattanakun Seriroengrit

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Charun Rattanakun Seriroengrit
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Charun Rattanakun Seriroengrit
Native name
จรูญ รัตนกุล เสรีเริงฤทธิ์
Born(1895-10-27)October 27, 1895
Bangkok, Thailand
DiedJuly 19, 1983(1983-07-19) (aged 87)
Bangkok, Thailand
Allegiance Thailand
Service/branch Royal Thai Army
Years of service1904–1944
RankRTA OF-9 (General).svg General[1]
Commands held
Battles/wars
Spouse(s)Eop Komalavardhana (her death)
Praphai Setthawat
Other workMinister of Transport

General Charun Rattanakun Seriroengrit (Luang Seriroengrit) (Thai: จรูญ รัตนกุล เสรีเริงฤทธิ์), [t͡ɕàruːn ráttànákun sěːriːrɤːŋrít] ; October 27, 1895 – July 19, 1983) was a Thai army officer, civil servant and politician. He was a general of the Phayap Army in the government of Plaek Phibunsongkhram in World War II.

Careers[edit]

In the days of absolute monarchy, the captain Charun Rattanakun got the feudal title of honor Luang Seriroengrit awarded. He joined the Khana Ratsadon, which means a Coup d'état in 1932 ended the absolute monarchy and replaced Thailand with a constitutional monarchy.

Seriroengrit meantime became colonel, took off in 1938 an important position in the government of Plaek Phibunsongkhram. He became head of the State Railway of Thailand.,[2]

After the end of Franco-Thai War, he was promoted to Lieutenant general in February 1942 and moved to the head of Phayap Army (Northeast Army). He was involved to the Burma Campaign and held in the connection part of the occupation of Shan State.

Family[edit]

Charun Rattanakun Seriroengrit has a son with Eop Komalavardhana was Colonel Aram Rattanakul Serireongrit conjured up a marriage with Princess Galyani Vadhana in 1944, there daughter is Than Phu Ying Dhasanawalaya Sornsongkram.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ratchakitcha
  2. ^ Direk Jayanama: Thailand and World War II. Silkworm Books, Bangkok 2008, S. 5.