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Andreas von Fail-Griessler
Obst Andreas Fail-Griessler was appointed to be chief of staff for the I. Corps in July, 1900.  He was replaced in this capacity by Obst Ferdinand Demus in April 1906.  FML Fail-Griessler began the war in control of the 32. Infantry Division, which was under his leadership for less than a month (he was replaced by GM Ludwig Goiginger).  This division was located in the Vojvodina under the overall command of GdI Karl Tersztyanszky. In September, Fail-Griessler replaced GdI Otto Meixner von Zweienstamm as commander of the VII. Corps.  

Upon reaching Galicia on 10 October 1914, Fail-Griessler succeeded Meixner.   After taking part in both the October advance against the Russians and the rapid November retreat to the Carpathians, Fail-Griessler was replaced as commander of the VII. Corps by the Archduke Josef on 18 November 1914.  He was struggling with an illness.  For his brief but active command of the VII. Corps, Fail-Griessler was elevated to General der Infanterie afterward.

GWS, 10/01
Orders of Battle:  Vojvodina Front, August 1914
Assembling forces prior to their transfer to Galicia in the middle of the month
     II. Armee, Gen. d. Kav.
Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli
          IV. Korps, Gen. d. Kav.
Tersztyánszky von Nádás
               XXXII. inf. div., Feldmlt. Fail-Grießler



Orders of Battle:  Galician Front, September 1914

Sent to aid General Kövess' XII. Army Corps defending Eastern Galicia
     Army Group Kövess; II. Armee, Gen.
von Böhm-Ermolli
          IV. Korps, Gen. d. Kav.
Tersztyánszky von Nádás
               XXXII. inf. div., Feldmlt. Fail-Grießler



Orders of Battle:  Galician Front, October 1914

Upon the ascension of Fail-Griessler as commander of the VII. Corps
    II. Armee, Gen. d. Kav.
Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli
    VII. Korps, Feldmlt. von Fail-Griessler
      XVII. inf. div., Feldmlt.
von Henriquez
      XXXIV. inf. div., Feldmlt. Krautwald
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