Wacław Iwaszkiewicz-Rudoszański

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Wacław Iwaszkiewicz-Rudoszański
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Born(1871-08-26)26 August 1871
Omsk, Russian Empire
Died25 November 1922(1922-11-25) (aged 51)
Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
Allegiance Russian Empire (1891–1917)
 Second Polish Republic (1917–1921)
Service/branchImperial Russian Army
Polish Army
Years of service1891–1921
RankGeneral
Battles/warsRusso-Japanese War
First World War
Polish–Ukrainian War
Polish–Soviet War
AwardsVirtuti Militari Ribbon.png Order of Virtuti Militari
POL Krzyż Walecznych BAR.svg Cross of Valour

Wacław Iwaszkiewicz-Rudoszański (26 August 1871 – 25 November 1922) was a Polish general.

He was born in Omsk on 26 August 1871, and served in the Russian Imperial Army until the October Revolution. He was active in the defense of the fortress of Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War. During World War I, he was colonel of the 54th Siberian Infantry Division, and participated in the Battle of Łódź and in the defense of Warsaw against the German Army. In 1915 he was promoted to the rank of general.

After the Russian Revolution in 1917 he joined the forming Polish Army. He commanded the 3rd Polish Rifleman Division of the Polish I Corps in Russia. He took part in the Polish-Ukrainian War of 1918 and 1919 and the Polish-Soviet War of 1918-1921, commanding respectively the 1st Lithuanian–Belarusian Division, Polish Eastern Army, the Galician-Volhynian, Galician and Podolian fronts, 6th Army and the Southern Front. He was decorated with Virtuti Militari twice - in 1920 and 1922. He retired after the war. He died in 1922, receiving a state funeral.

References[edit]

  • Peter Stawecki, Biographical Dictionary of the Polish Army generals 1918-1939, Bellona Publishing House, Warsaw 1994, ISBN 83-11-08262-6