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Adolf Ritter
von Brudermann
Adolf von Brudermann was born in Vienna on 2 June 1854.  He graduated from the Theresien Militärakademie at Wiener Neustadt in 1874.  He entered the military life at a young age and by 1913 he was ranked FML and was in command of the III. Cavalry Division, which he led in the beginning of the World War.   Brudermann's Cavalry Corps was renamed after himself in June 1916.  It was disbanded in August thanks to the terrible toll by the enemy.  However, in October of that year, Brudermann succeeded in raising a new Cavalry Corps.  This one was even more short-lived, barely surviving into November before being shut down.  In December, he retired owing to a debilitating health and recovered to live many more decades in Vienna.  His brother was Rudolf Ritter von Brudermann, whose III. Army was unfortunately destroyed at the outset of WWI. 

Adolf Ritter von Brudermann died in Vienna on 26 October 1945.

GWS, 11/01

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Orders of Battle:  Polish Front, August 1914
Immediately preceding the invasion of Poland

I. Armee, Gen. d. Kav.
Viktor Dankl
   I. Korps, Gen. d. Kav.
von Kirchbach auf Lauterbach
   V. Korps, Feldzeugmeister
von Brlog
   X. Korps, General
Meixner von Zweienstamm
    Support: III. kav. div., Feldmlt. von Brudermann


Orders of Battle:  Northern Front on 25 December 1914
Immediately following the Battle of Limanowa
Army Group Woyrsch, Gen. Remus von Woyrsch
Öst. II. Armee, Gen. d. Kav.
von Böhm-Ermolli
      Gallwitz Korps, Preußisch General der Artillery
von Gallwitz
      Gruppe Hauer, GdK
Leopold von Hauer
             3. kav. div., Feldmlt. von Brudermann

Brudermann’s 3. Cavalry Division was part of Gallwitz Corps, defending the southern otuskirts of Tomaszów, southwest of Lódz.  South of Brudermann was Gen. Leopold Hauer and his 9. Cavalry Division.  His soldiers were right in front of the river Pilica, with the Russian III. Caucasian Corps directly opposite.  Brudermann’s main job was to  guard the right of Gruppe Frommel in the German 9. Army, which was keeping Tomaszów out of Russia’s hands.  After this battle ended in the last days of December, Brudermann’s Division was moved along with the rest of the 2. Army to the Carpathians. [rev. 4/04]

Orders of Battle:  Polish Front, January 1915

Immediately preceding the Battles for the Carpathians

Army Group Woyrsch, Gen.
von Woyrsch
Öst. II. Armee, Gen. d. Kav.
von Böhm-Ermolli
Öst. XII. Korps, Gen. d. Inf.
Kövess von Kövesshaza
   III. kav. div., Feldmlt. von Brudermann


Orders of Battle:  Home Front, May 1915

Immediately preceding the offensives against Russia
Troops at the service of the German eastern HQ
       3. kav. div., Feldmlt. Adolf v. Brudermann
               10. kav. brig., Oberst Frh. v. Spiegelfeld
               17. kav. brig., Genmj. Frh. v. Schnehen


Orders of Battle:  Podolian Front, September 1915

Immediately following the campaign against Russia

VII. Armee, Gen. d. Kav.
von Pflanzer-Baltin
Benigni Korps, Feldmlt.
von Benigni
  III. kav. div., Feldmlt. von Brudermann

Orders of Battle:  Bukovina, 15 December 1915
Immediately preceding the winter battles for Czernowitz
VII. Armee, GdK Karl Freiherr
v. Pflanzer-Baltin
     Korps Begnini, FZM
Ritter v. Begnini
        5 ID, FML v. Habermann
        3 KD, FML Adolf Ritter v. Brudermann
        8 KD, GM Schnehen


Orders of Battle:  Podolian Front, June 1916

Immediately preceding the Brussilov Offensive

VII. Armee, Generaloberst
Pflanzer-Baltin
Benigni Group, Feldz.
Benigni
  III. kav. div., Feldmlt. von Brudermann


Orders of Battle:  Podolian Front, July 1916
Immediately following the Brussilov Offensive

VII. Armee, Generaloberst
von Pflanzer-Baltin
Brudermann kav. Korps, Feldmlt. von Brudermann
  III. kav. div., Feldmlt. von Brudermann
  VIII. kav. div., Genmj. von Fluck


Orders of Battle:  Podolian Front, August 1916

Immediately preceding the declaration of war by Roumania

Army Group Erzherzog Karl, Feldmlt.
Erzherzog Karl Franz Josef
VII. Army, Generaloberst
von Pflanzer-Baltin
Brudermann kav. Korps, Feldmlt. von Brudermann
  III. kav. div., Oberst von Szivo


Orders of Battle:  Moldavian Front, November 1916

Immediately preceding the fall of Roumania

VII. K.u.K. Armee, Generaloberst
Kövess von Kövesshaza
Reserve:  Brudermann kav. Korps, Feldmlt. von Brudermann
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