— 107th Infantry Troitsky Regiment


Above photo shows two officers of the 107th Infantry Troitsky Regiment

107th Infantry Troitsky Regiment - sign.jpg

History

  • Date of formation: Seniority – 17.05.1797.
  • Regimental feast – the day of the Holy Trinity
  • Location: Vilna (until 1.07.1903-after 1.04.1914)
  • Was in: 27th Infantry Division ( 3rd Army Corps )

Commanders

Officers

on January 1, 1909 :

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On July 2 at 6 o’clock in the morning the enemy’s artillery began to shell the areas of the Ufa regiment with artillery fire, developing at 8 o’clock a hurricane fire on the 12th company of the Ufa regiment located to the right of the site of the 5th company. After 1/2 hours of shelling, all the lower ranks of this company began to leave their trenches in groups, finally clearing their plot.
Thus, the position of the right flank of my battalion became critical.
At 10.25 am I received a telephone report from the commander of the 5th company that the trenches of the 12th company of the Ufa regiment are engaged in enemy groups and that the Germans are bypassing the right flank of this company. Almost simultaneously from the scouts of the 7th company, a report was received that not only the 12th company of the Ufa regiment, but also the companies in the neighborhood with it, could not hold on to their sectors. Seeing that the right flank of the battalion is in a difficult situation, I order the company to retreat and take trenches located above the northern outskirts with Tikhobuzh. 6 companies and half-companies of the 7th company remained on the advanced trenches.
At 4:35 pm I was instructed by the regiment commander to go on the offensive together with the 1st battalion under the direction of Koshutsky’s sub-units, 1 battalion was given direction to Gryfka, and to the 2nd Battalion on the southern outskirts of the village of Tikhobuzh. The offensive was ordered to begin at 6:30 pm.
In fulfillment of this for the attack of the enemy, I was assigned 7,8 and 9 companies (in the order as indicated in the diagram), as well as the companies of the Ufa regiment, who by that time arrived in the plots of the 5th company and arrived at my disposal.
The direction was ordered to be held by the 8th company. At that, the 6th company was ordered to move in the second line. The 5th company, by order of Lieutenant-Colonel Koshutsky, was ordered to remain in the old trenches (north of the stream) as a reserve of the right flank.
The company turned around and moved forward under strong rifle, machine-gun and artillery fire. By 11:40 pm, the companies advanced to the road that runs from the southern outskirts of Tikhobuzh to the crossroads, which is at a height of 90, with the right flank of the battalion reaching the crossroads.
According to my order, two reconnaissance parties were sent to the right by the commander of the 7th Company to contact the Ufa regiment. The scouts reported that there was no Ufimtsee to the right and that fire had been opened from them on the trenches occupied by the 12th company of the Ufa regiment. It was impossible to move forward and I ordered to dig here.
At 1:25 am, in view of the dangerous position of the right flank, at the order of Lieutenant-Colonel Konutsky, the companies were ordered to withdraw and occupy the front line of the trenches, except for the 7th company, which advanced to the creek.
From the whole of the mouth the first company reached the road, carrying the company advancing to the left behind it. Seven people were captured, except for wounded Germans who passed late at night and on the following day through sanitary facilities. Participated in the battle of 7 officers and 661 lower ranks. The losses were killed -24, wounded-107 and missing-44.
Commander of the 2nd Battalion Captain YankovskyRSVIA F. 2721 Op.1, d.48
Description of the actions of 1 battalion 107th Troitsky regiment July 02, 1915

Commander of the regiment 03.07.1915 1 hour of the day from the village of Slipche

On July 2, from 6 pm and until 2 am on July 3, 1 and 2 battalions with 4 machine guns counterattacked under my command to capture the trenches of 12 company 106 of the Ufa regiment and 5 companies 107 of the Troitsky regiment near the village of Tikhobuzh south of it the outskirts. The companies turned on the line of sowing the outskirts of the village of Tikhobuzh, the southern edge of the grove, south of the town. two. Kosimov’s order in the mouth: 7,8,1,2, and 4; 5 companies were left in reserve in trenches 3 and right flank, 6 and 3 companies – in reserve battalions. On the right there were companies 106 and to the left 299 regiments. The battalions advanced in a south-westerly direction, the Ufimians were to advance south along the village. Tikhobuzh. The offensive was conducted all the time under strong artillery (heavy and light batteries), machine gun and rifle fire of the enemy in open areas covered with crops.

The Germans, who were bayoneted in these trenches in the forces far exceeding our strengths, parted backward, and for the most part were pinned down because they shot the attackers at point-blank range, although some of them raised their hands beforehand, as if surrendering to captivity . By occupation of German trenches, the company advanced further, and reserves occupied trenches along the road. Further movement was halted by a murderous machine-gun fire and rifle fire from the side of the grove at the mouth of F. Grafka, f. Trafkaniz trenches west of Szesse and because at this time the connection with the 106 and 299 regiments was lost. It was ordered to stop, to fix the occupied space behind itself and to restore communication with the neighbors. Intelligence was sent to the present. During the attack in the battalion, parts of the company 106pp, company 299 regiment merged, having lost the company commander and sergeant-major, was subordinate to the commander of the 2nd company. The Germans tried several times to counterattack their reserves, but were repulsed by our machine-gun and rifle fire. Intelligence sent for communication with 106pp, found out that the next parts of this regiment, located far to the right and the ledge behind, move back. Since 299, the connection was not restored. Our 4th battalion, deported after the attack, did not reach the German position occupied by us, was recalled to its trenches. Thanks to the situation created in this way 1 and 2, the battalion remained at the occupied positions until dawn was very risky, why at the command of the battalion were withdrawn back. Captured prisoners went to the rear, and accurate accounting in the midst of the battle was not conducted. It should be noted that many prisoners captured by 1st and 2nd battalions were sent with a convoy of other units. Among the prisoners, two defectors and two enemy orderlies were sent by the commander of the 2nd company, who, prior to dispatch, selflessly bandaged their own and our wounded along with our company orderlies. During the battle, 1 battalion out of 6 officers and 474 bayonets (1p-106 bayonets, 2p-160, 3p-117, 4p-93pc) dropped out:
wounded the commander of the 4th company (remained in the ranks) and the lower ranks:

killed injured missing
1p 10 48 8
2p 1 44 2
3p 1 7 3
4P 1 18 1
Total 13 117 14

Many of the lower ranks of the command staff have left. The severely wounded Germans, equipment and weapons were not selected because the company carried off its wounded and killed with their arms while retreating. In the bayonet impact, despite all the difficulties of this fight, the lower ranks were involved in the personal bravery of their officers and with their outstanding introductions and selflessness.

Lieutenant – Colonel Kanutsky of the

RSVIA F. 2721 Op.1, d.48

Funds of the Russian State Military Historical Archive http://www.rusarchives.ru/guide/rgvia/fpk_3.shtml
Section 7. Foundations of infantry and cavalry brigades, detachments, regiments and separate units
7. 3. 181. 107th Infantry Troitsky regiment . F. 2721. 1799-1917 years. 307 e.g.

1797 May 17. Formed the 10th Jäger Regiment, renamed in 1801 in the 9th Jaeger.
01/28/1833 Battalions of the 9th Eger regiment are attached to the Kostroma Infantry Regiment.
04/06/1983 The Kostroma Reserve Regiment was formed from the 4th Reserve Battalion and the indefinitely vacated 5th and 6th Battalions of the Kostroma Infantry Regiment, renamed the Troitsky Infantry Regiment that same year.
03/25/1864. Named the 107th Infantry Troitsky.

on 1.01.1914 entered the 27th Infantry Division along with 105, 106 and 108 regiments.
He kept his banner during the withdrawal on 01-08.02.1915 (the catastrophe of the XXth Army Corps).

 

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