12th Army Corps (France)

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12th Army Corps
Country France
Branch French Army
Size Army Corps
Part of Fourth Army
Tenth Army
Engagements Franco-Prussian War
First World War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Barthélémy Louis Joseph Lebrun
Gaston de Galliffet

12th Army Corps (French: 12e Corps d'Armée) was an army corps in the French Army. Commanded by Général Lebrun in the Franco-Prussian War then by General Galliffet from 1882 to 1886.

World War I[edit]

On the outbreak of the First World War it was subordinated to Fourth Army.

Initial wartime organization of the Corps
Corps Division Brigade Units
12th Corps 23rd Division 45th Infantry Brigade 63rd Infantry Regiment[1]
78th Infantry Regiment
46th Infantry Brigade 107th Infantry Regiment
138th Infantry Regiment
Cavalry 1 Squadron,[2] 21st Chasseurs à Cheval Regiment[3]
Artillery 21st Field Artillery Regiment (3 Groupes of 75mm guns)[4]
Engineers 6th Engineer Regiment (12/1 Company)
24th Division 47th Infantry Brigade 50th Infantry Regiment
108th Infantry Regiment
48th Infantry Brigade 100th Infantry Regiment
126th Infantry Regiment
Cavalry 1 Squadron, 21st Chasseurs à Cheval Regiment
Artillery 34th Field Artillery Regiment (3 Groupes of 75mm guns)
Engineers 6th Engineer Regiment (12/2 Company)
Corps Troops Reserve Infantry Brigade 300th Reserve Infantry Regiment[5]
326th Reserve Infantry Regiment[6]
Cavalry 4 Squadrons, 21st Chasseurs à Cheval Regiment
Artillery 52nd Field Artillery Regiment (4 Groupes of 75mm guns)
Engineers 6th Engineer Regiment (12/3, 12/4, 12/16 and 12/21 Companies)
12th Squadron, Military Equipment Train[7]
12th Section, Staff Secretaries and Recruitment[8]
12th Section, Military Nursing[9]
12th Section, Clerks and Military Works Administration[10]

It became part of the Tenth Army and was deployed in Italy from November 1917.

Its commanders in World War I were :

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 3 Battalions
  2. ^ Company size.
  3. ^ Chasseurs à Cheval literally Hunters on Horse or Mounted Hunters were light cavalry
  4. ^ artillerie de campagne; an artillery Groupe consisted of 3 batteries of 4 guns (12 guns per Groupe)
  5. ^ Formed by the reservists of the 100th Infantry Regiment, 2 battalions strong.
  6. ^ Formed by the reservists of the 126th Infantry Regiment, 2 battalions strong.
  7. ^ escadron du train des équipages militaires Train (military)
  8. ^ section de secrétaires d'état-major et du recrutement
  9. ^ section d'infirmiers militaires
  10. ^ section de commis et ouvriers militaires d'administration