Common Army Fortress Artillery Regiments as at July 1914

The following table shows the nationality by percent of the individual fortress artillery regiments and independent battalions of the Common Army as at July 1914. The figures were originally published in a supplementary volume by Oberst a.D. Maximilian Ehnl to the official Austro-Hungarian general staff work - Österreich-Ungarns letzter Krieg". The figures quoted relate to non commissioned officers and private soldiers and are those given for the native or colloquial language usage but not necessarily the command language of the regiment. The Corps district is the one the personnel were recruited from and not necessarily the corps the regiment or battalion was tactically subordinated to.


Regiment Corps District Nationality
Festungsartillerieregiment Kaiser Nr.1 II German 74%, Czech 23%, various 3%
Festungsartillerieregiment Freiherr von Beschi Nr.2 I Polish 38%, German 32%, Czech 27%, various 3%
Festungsartillerieregiment Fürst Kinsky Nr.3 XI Ruthene 50%, Polish 25%, various 25%
Festungsartillerieregiment Graf Colloredo-Mels Nr.4 II,III Various 39%, German 35%, Slovene 26%
Festungsartillerieregiment Freiherr von Rouvroy Nr.5 VII Various 50%, Magyar 26%, German 24%
Festungsartillerieregiment Fürst Kinsky Nr.6 V Magyar 54%, German 24%, various 22%
Festungsartilleriebataillon Nr.1 XIV German 94%, Various 4%
Festungsartilleriebataillon Nr.2 XII Rumanian 36%, Magyar 34%, German 22%, various 8%
Festungsartilleriebataillon Nr.3 V German 40%, Magyar 32%, Slovene 23%, various 5%
Festungsartilleriebataillon Nr.4 IX German 64%, Czech 34%, various 3%
Festungsartilleriebataillon Nr.5 I German 32%, Polish 32%, Czech 31%, various 5%
Festungsartilleriebataillon Nr.6 I,X,XI,XIV Various 38%, German 31%, Polish 31%
Festungsartilleriebataillon Nr.7 IV,V Magyar 54%, German 25%, various 21%
Festungsartilleriebataillon Nr.8 III

Slovene 48%, German 41%, various 11%

Festungsartilleriebataillon Nr.9 VIII Czech 60%, German 35%, various 5%
Festungsartilleriebataillon Nr.10 II German 68%, Czech 28%, various 4%



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