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Scutari Corps
İşkodra Kolordusu
Active September 18, 1912[1]
Country Ottoman Empire
Allegiance Western Army
Size Corps
Garrison/HQ Scutari (present day: Shkodër)
Patron Sultans of the Ottoman Empire
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Miralay Hasan Riza Bey

The Scutari Corps,[2] Işkodra Corps or Shkoder Corps of the Ottoman Empire (Turkish: İşkodra Kolordusu) was one of the corps under the command of the Ottoman Western Army. It was formed in Scutari (present day: Shkodër) area during the First Balkan War.

Balkan Wars

Order of Battle, October 19, 1912

On October 19, 1912, the corps was structured as follows:[3][4]

  • Scutari Corps HQ (Montenegrin Front, under the command of the Western Army, commander: Kurmay Miralay Hasan Riza Bey, chief of staff: Kurmay Kaymakam Abdurrahman Nafiz Bey)
    • 24th Division (commander: Kurmay Miralay Hasan Riza Bey)
      • 70th Infantry Regiment
      • 71st Infantry Regiment
      • 72nd Infantry Regiment
      • 24th Artillery Regiment
      • 24th Rifle Battalion
    • Elbesan Redif Division (commander: Kurmay Miralay Djemal Bey, chief of staff: Staff Captain Asim Bey)
      • Elbasan Redif Regiment (commander: Staff Captain Omer Efendi)
        • Elbasan Redif Battalion
        • Libraşt Redif Battalion
        • Gramış Redif Battalion
      • Tiran Redif Regiment (commander: Staff Captain Edhem Efendi)
        • Tiran Redif Battalion
        • Erzen Redif Battalion
        • Akçahisar Redif Battalion
      • Berat Redif Regiment (commander: Staff Captain Arif Efendi)
        • Berat Redif Battalion
        • Devol Redif Battalion
        • Skrapar Redif Battalion
      • Draç Redif Regiment (commander: Staff Captain M. Salim Efendi)
        • Draç Redif Battalion
        • Peklin Redif Battalion
        • Kavala Redif Battalion
        • Bosna Redif Battalion
    • Provisional Regular Division (commander: Kurmay Miralay Sadik Bey, chief of staff: Staff Captain Sherif Bey)
      • 3rd battalion of the 50th Infantry Regiment
      • 1st battalion of the 51st Infantry Regiment
      • 1st and 2nd battalions of the 53rd Infantry Regiment
      • 54th Infantry Regiment
    • Scutari Fortified Area Command
    • Debre Redif Battalion
    • Debre-i Bâlâ Redif Battalion
    • Debre-i Zîr Redif Battalion
    • Mat Redif Battalion
    • Rakalar Redif Battalion

Sources

  1. Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 236.
  2. Richard C. Hall, The Balkan Wars, 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World War, Routledge, 2000, ISBN 978-0-415-22946-3, p. 55.
  3. Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 170.
  4. Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Tarihi: Balkan Harbi, Garp Ordusu Karadağ Cephesi, III ncü Cilt 3 ncü Kısım, Genelkurmay Basımevi, 1993, Kuruluşlar no 2-5.

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