|Birth name||Nils August Domingo Adlercreutz|
8 July 1866|
|Died||27 September 1955
|Years of service||1890–1928|
|Commands held||Småland Hussar Regiment
Scanian Dragoon Regiment
|Relations||Gregor Adlercreutz (son)|
Adlercreutz was born in Brunneby, Motala Municipality, Sweden and the son of lieutenant Nikolas Adlercreutz and countess Augusta (née Gyldenstolpe). He became second lieutenant at Livgardet till häst (K 1) in 1890 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1896. Adlercreutz served as regimental quartermaster from 1904 to 1906 and teacher at the horse riding school in Strömsholm from 1906 to 1908. The same year he was promoted to ryttmästare. Adlercreutz was military attaché in Berlin from 1912 to 1918 and was major at Scanian Dragoon Regiment (K 6) in 1914.
He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1917 and to colonel in 1918 and at the same time appointed commaning officer of Småland Hussar Regiment (K 4) in 1918. Adlercreutz was then commanding officer of the Scanian Dragoon Regiment from 1921 to 1927. He retired from the army the year after. In parallel to his military career, he also served as secretary of Stockholm Field Riding Club and as a judge at Ulriksdal's Racecourse.
1912 Summer Olympics
In 1896 he married Ebba Cederschiöld (born 1873), the daughter of major Henrik Cederschiöld and Amelie Sterky. Adlercreutz and his wife had four children, including the son Gregor, who also became an Olympic equestrian. Adlercreutz died on 27 September 1955 in Stockholm and was buried at Norra begravningsplatsen in Solna.
Awards and decorations
- Commander First Class of the Order of the Sword
- Knight of the Order of Vasa
- Konung Gustaf V:s olympiska minnesmedalj (GV:SO1M)
- Military Cross First Class
- Second Class of the Iron Cross
- Knight Third Class of the Order of the Crown
- Knight Third Class of the Order of Saint Anna
- Knight First Class of the Albert Order
- Knight of the Order of Franz Joseph
- GM v. olympiska spelen 12 i fälttävlan (military), lagtävlan
- Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences (1923)
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- "Norra begravningsplatsen, kvarter 05, gravnummer 6" (in Swedish). Hittagraven.se. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
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