Western Army (Ottoman Empire)

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Western Army
Active 1912-
Country Ottoman Empire
Type Field Army
Garrison/HQ Salonika
Patron Sultans of the Ottoman Empire
Ali Rizah Pasha

The Western Army of the Ottoman Empire (Turkish: Garp Ordusu) was one of the field armies of the Ottoman Army. It was formed during the mobilization phase of the First Balkan War. It confronted Serbian, Greek, Montenegrin and Bulgarian armies. It numbered app. 154,000 troops and 372 artillery[citation needed].

Order of Battle, 19 October 1912[edit]

On 19 October 1912, the army was structured as follows:[1]


  1. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 170.