VII Corps (Ottoman Empire)

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VII Corps
Yedinci Kolordu
Active 1911–
Country Ottoman Empire
Type Corps
Garrison/HQ Üsküp
Sana'a
Patron Sultans of the Ottoman Empire
Engagements First Balkan War
Battle of Kumanovo
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Mirliva Ahmet Tevfik Pasha

The VII Corps of the Ottoman Empire (Turkish: 7 nci Kolordu or Yedinci Kolordu) was one of the corps of the Ottoman Army. It was formed in the early 20th century during Ottoman military reforms.

Formation[edit]

Order of Battle, 1911[edit]

With further reorganizations of the Ottoman Army, to include the creation of corps level headquarters, by 1911 the VII Corps was headquartered in Üsküp. The Corps before the First Balkan War in 1911 was structured as such:[1]

  • VII Corps, Üsküp
  • Units of VII Corps
  • 7th Rifle Regiment, Monastir
  • 7th Cavalry Brigade, Monastir
    • 6th Cavalry Regiment, Monastir
    • 16th Cavalry Regiment, İştip
    • 13th Horse Artillery Regiment, Pirlepe
  • 3rd Horse Artillery Battalion, Monastir
  • 2nd Mountain Artillery Battalion, Monastir
  • 8th Mountain Artillery Battalion, Monastir
  • 9th Mountain Artillery Battalion, Elbasan
  • 5th Field Howitzer Battalion, Monastir
  • 6th Engineer Battalion, Köprülü
  • 6th Telegraph Battalion, Monastir
  • 6th Transport Battalion, Monastir
  • Border companies x 9

Balkan Wars[edit]

Order of Battle, October 19, 1912[edit]

On October 19, 1912, the corps was structured as follows:[2]

World War I[edit]

Order of Battle[edit]

During World War I, the corps was structured as follows:

After Mudros[edit]

Order of Battle, November 1918[edit]

In November 1918, the corps was structured as follows:[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 378.
  2. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 170.
  3. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Order to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War, Greenwood Press, 2001, ISBN 0-313-31516-7, p. 202.