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I Caucasian Corps
Birinci Kafkas Kolordusu
Active September 1916–October 21, 1918[1]
Country Ottoman Empire
Type Corps
Patron Sultans of the Ottoman Empire
Engagements Caucasus Campaign (World War I)
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Mirliva Yusuf Izzet Pasha (1916-1917[2])
Mirliva Kâzım Karabekir Pasha (December 27, 1917-December 25, 1918[3])

The I Caucasian Corps of the Ottoman Empire (Turkish: 1 nci Kafkas Kolordusu or Birinci Kafkas Kolordusu) was one of the corps of the Ottoman Army. It was formed during World War I.

Formations

Order of Battle, December 1916, August 1917, January 1918

In December 1916, August 1917, January 1918, the corps was structured as follows:[4]

  • I Caucasian Corps (Caucasus)
    • 9th Caucasian Division, 10th Caucasian Division, 36th Caucasian Division

Order of Battle, June 1918

In June 1918, the corps was structured as follows:[5]

  • I Caucasian Corps (Caucasus)
    • 9th Caucasian Division, 10th Caucasian Division, 15th Division

References

  1. Zekeriya Türkmen, Mütareke Döneminde Ordunun Durumu ve Yeniden Yapılanması (1918-1920), Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi, 2001, ISBN 975-16-1372-8, p. 31. (Turkish)
  2. T.C. Genelkurmay Harp Tarihi Başkanlığı Yayınları, Türk İstiklâl Harbine Katılan Tümen ve Daha Üst Kademlerdeki Komutanların Biyografileri, Genkurmay Başkanlığı Basımevi, Ankara, 1972, p. 69. (Turkish)
  3. T.C. Genelkurmay Harp Tarihi Başkanlığı Yayınları, Türk İstiklâl Harbine Katılan Tümen ve Daha Üst Kademlerdeki Komutanların Biyografileri, p. 162. (Turkish)
  4. 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. 154, 170, 181.
  5. 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. 188.

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