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Julius Kaiser
Julius Kaiser was born in 1860.  FML Kaiser began the war in charge of the 30. Infantry Division.  This he led until September 1915, when it was taken over by GM Moritz Jesser.  Kaiser took over the II. Corps in place of FML Johann von Kirchbach in September 1915 and held it for a very long time-all the way to April 1918.  After this, he was replaced by FML Rudolf Krauss.

Julius Kaiser died in 1925.

GWS, 3/02 [rev. 6/04]

Orders of Battle:  Podolian Front, August 1914
III. Armee, Gen. d. Kav. Rudolf Ritter von Brudermann
XI. Korps, Gen. d. Kav.
Koloszvary von Koloszvar
  XXX. inf. div., Feldmlt. Kaiser


Orders of Battle:  Polish Front, January 1915

IV. Armee, Gen. d. Inf. Erzherzog Josef Ferdinand
XI. Korps, Feldz.
Ljubicic
  XXX. inf. div., Feldmlt. Kaiser


Orders of Battle:  Podolian Front, September 1915

VII. Armee, Gen. d. Kav. von Pflanzer-Baltin
Henriquez Korps, Feldmlt.
von Henriquez
  XXX. inf. div., Feldmlt. Kaiser


Orders of Battle:  Volhynian Front, June 1916

Immediately preceding the Lutsk offensive
Linsingen Group, Gen. d. Inf. von Linsingen
IV. Armee, Generaloberst
Erzherzog Josef Ferdinand
II. Korps, Feldmlt. Kaiser
  XLI. Honved inf. div., Genmj.
Schamschula
  IV. inf. div., Genmj. Reymann


Kaiser's II. Corps was located just north of Olika, the small village east of Lutsk where the massive breakthough in the Austrian lines occurred.  Kaiser was forced to the defensive as the Russian VIII. Corps carried three lines of trenches to his right, and the Russian XXXIX. and XXX. Corps both forced themselves into his formerly impenetrable defense lines. Kaiser attempted to make a stand on the River Styr, some ten miles behind his trenches two weeks after the initial assault.  General Kaledin's Russian VIII. Army was intent on capturing Lutsk and eventually even Kowel.  Kaiser was allowed to retire behind the Styr and use it as a defense line.  The XXXIX. Corps crossed the river during the last week of June, however, and broke toward Kowel at a rapid rate.  Only the timely arrival of the German reinforcements under General Linsingen saved the day.

GWS, 10/01


Orders of Battle:  Volhynian Front, July 1916

Immediately following the Lutsk offensive
Army Group Linsingen, Gen. d. Inf. von Linsingen
IV. Armee, Generaloberst
von Tersztyanszky
II. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt. Kaiser
  XLI. Honved inf. div., Genmj.
Schamschula
  IV. inf. div., Genmj. Pfeffer

Reorganisation was ordered by the Germans, and Kaiser's II. Corps was swapped for Bernhardi's Corps.  Kaiser was judged able enough to defend the highly exposed strongpoint of Czartorysk.  This place was held for the first fortnight in July under the most brutal assaults by the Russian XXX. and XLVI. Corps.  This was part of Kaledin's attack on Kowel.  The Guards Army gained inital stunning success by driving Kaiser from Czartorysk.  They expected that the II. Corps would be pushed beyond Kowel, but as the ground grew marshier, so the advance of the Guards became more precarious until they were exposed to a defiant defense amidst the moors of the River Stochod.  Aided by the Germans, Kaiser helped to defeat the hitherto elite Guards Army.

GWS, 10/01


Orders of Battle:  Podolian Front, November 1916

IV. K.u.K. Armee, Generaloberst von Tersztyanszky
II. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt. Kaiser
  IV. inf. div., Feldmlt. Pfeffer
  XLI. Honved inf. div., Genmj.
Schamschula

Orders of Battle:  Podolian Front, July 1917

IV. K.u.K. Armee, Generaloberst von Kirchbach
II. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt. Kaiser
  CVII. Deutsch inf. div., Genmj. Havenstein
  IV. K.u.K. inf. div., Feldmlt. Pfeffer
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