Biography GEN Lavr Georgiyevich Kornilov

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Biography GEN Lavr Georgiyevich Kornilov


GEN Lavr Georgiyevich Kornilov

Birth 30 Aug 1870 Oskemen, Shyghys Qazaqstan, Kazakhstan

Death 13 Apr 1918 Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai, Russia

Burial Friedhof Gnachbau Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai, Russia

General Lavr Georgiyevich Kornilov/??????? ???? ?????????? ???????? alias Lavga Gildzhirovich Deldinov/????? ???????????? ????????? was born 30 August 1870 in Oskemen (Kazakh: ???????/Öskemen, ???????) or Ust-Kamenogorsk (Russian: ????-????????????) in the East Kazakhstan Region (Russian: ????????-????????????? ???????, Kazakh: ????? ????????? ??????, ????s Qazaqstan obl?s?, ????? ????????? ??????), Kazakhstan, one of 13 children.

Infantry general, military intel officer, patriot, monarchist, anti-Communist, explorer. Hero of the Russo-Japanese War and WW1. Named supreme commander of the Russian Army in August 1917. Organizer of the Volunteer Army/??????????????? ????? 1917-1920 in south Russia during the Russian Civil War (his subordinates were Anton Ivanovich Denikin/????? ???????? ??????? (1872-1947), Pyotr Nikolayevich Vrangel/???? ?????????? ???????? (1878-1928) and Vladimir Zenonovich (Zinovyevich) May-Mayevski/???????? ????????? (??????????) ???-???????? (1867-1920).

The Kornilov family is believed to have moved to Siberia from Ermak/Yermak.

Son of ???????? (A Cossack rank) (alternate rank: ??????? ???????, roughly a corporal equivalent) Georgi Nikolayevich Kornilov/???? (???????) ?????????? ???????? (?-1906), 7th Siberian Cossack regiment, HQs Kokchetav/???????? (Kokshetau (Kazakh: ???????? / Kök?etaw/????????). Georgi's father was an interpreter for the Cossacks in Karkaralinsk/???????????? (aka Karkaraly (Kazakh: ?????????) or Karkaraly). In 1869 Georgy Kornilov was appointed clerk at the city police in Ust-Kamenogorsk, a good salary and bought a small house on the bank of the Irtysh River, where Lavr was born. In 1878 he made officer.

His mother was Maria Ivanovna Kornilova/????? ???????? ????????a from Argyn-Karakesk/?????-????????? (Lat 49.7833°, Long 77.7333°) Kazakhstan. She and Georgi married when she was 17.

PERSONNEL FILE

1. 1889: Graduated with honors from the Siberian Cadet Corps, Omsk/????????? ????????? ?????? ? ????e;

2. 1889-1892: Graduated from the Mikhailov Artillery School/???????????? ?????????????? ???????;

3. 1898: Graduated with gold medal from the Nikolayev General Staff Academy/? ??????? ??????? ???????????? ???????? ???????????? ?????;

4. 1889-1904: Staff officer, Turkestan Military District/? ??????? ??????? ???????????? ???????? ???????????? ?????;

5. 1904-1905: Russo-Japanese War: Staff officer, 1st Rifle Brigade/????-?????? 1-? ?????????? ???????. During the retreat from Mukden, his brigade was surrounded. A daring bayonet charge organized by Kornilov saved the day;

6. February 1905: Promoted to Colonel/?????????;

7. 1 April 1907-24 February 1911: Military attaché to China/??????? ?????? ? ?????;

8. December 1912: Promoted to General-Major/???????-?????;

9. WW1: Commander 48th Infantry Division subordinate to 8th Army under Gen. Aleksei Alekseyevich Brusilov/???????? ??????????? ????????? (1853-1926);

10. WW1: 26 August 1914 Promoted to General-Lieutenant/???????-?????????;

11. WW1: April 1915 Wounded;

12. WW1: August 1914-April 1915 Captured at the Dukla Pass, Carpathians P.O.W.;

13. WW1: April 1915-June 1916 Transferred to Austrian P.O.W. camp. Escaped disguised as an Austrian officer.

14. WW1: June 1916—April 1917: Commander 25th Rifle Corps;

15. WW1: March 1917—April 1917 Commander Petrograd Military District;

16. WW1: 24 April—8 July 1917 Commander 8th Army;

17. WW1: 30 June 1917 Promoted to General of Infantry/??????? ?? ??????????;

18. WW1: 19 May 1917 Formed the 1st Volunteer Shock Detachment subordinate to 8th Army commanded by Capt Mitrofan Osipovich Nezhentsev/????????? ????????? ????????? (1886-1918);

19. WW1: 8 July 1917-19 July 1917 Commander Southwest Front replacing Lt Gen Alexei Yevgenyevich Gutor/???????? ??????????? ????? (1868-1938);

20. WW1: 19 July 1917-27 August 1917 Supreme Commander Russian forces;

21: WW1: 25 August 1918 In the Kornilov Affair/????? ????????? he opposed the Kerensky provisional government, demanded Kerensky's resignation, and moved on Petrograd to restore order with the 3rd Cavalry Corps under Lt Gen Alexander Mikhailovich Krymov/????????? ?????????? ??????.

22: WW1: 1 September 1917: Arrested and jailed in Bykhov/?????. Escaped.

23. Russian Civil War: 19 November 1917 Organizing the Volunteer Army/??????????????? ????? began.

24. Russian Civil War: 25 December 1917 Put in charge of Volunteer Army organization, equipment, training under Gen Mikhail Vasilyevich Alekseyev/?????? ?????????? ??????e? (1857-1918).

Killed 31 March 1918 O.S. 13 April 1918 N.S. during the unsuccessful siege of Ekatorinodar/Yekatorinodar/???????????? (renamed Krasnodar/????????? 7 December 1920).

Buried in a zinc coffin 1 April 1918 O.S. 14 April 1918 N.S. 2pm in ???????/Gnachbau aka ??????/Gnadau aka ????????/Gnadenau aka ??????/Techbau, an ethnic German Mennonite colony. The place does not appear on any maps, but it was described as being 40 miles from Yekatorinodar. It was part of the village of Novovelichkovskoy aka Novovelichkovski, Kuban. Najdorf and Dolinovskoye/??????????? probably occupy the spot today.

On 2 April 1918 O.S. 15 April 1918 N.S. the body was dug up and burned on a rubbish heap by the Reds.

AWARDS

Order of St Ann 2nd class/?????? ?????? ???? 2-? ???????;

Knight of the Order of St George 3rd and 4th classes/??????? ??????? ??????? ??????? 3-? ? 4-? ????????;

Winner of St George's Arms/?????????? ????????????? ??????;

Order of St Stanislav 3rd class/?????? ??????? ?????????? 3-? ???????;

Posthumous badge of the 1st Kuban (Ice) Campaign/????? 1-?? ?????????? (????????) ?????? (?????????).

Inscription

(Orthodox or Byzantine or Russian Orthodox Cross, also known as the Suppedaneum cross)

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1919 ?

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Submitted: January 14, 2018

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