XV Corps (Ottoman Empire)
The XV Corps of the Ottoman Empire
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: 15 nci Kolordu or On Beşinci Kolordu) was one of the corps
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 of the Ottoman Army. It was formed during the World War I
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. Ottoman XV Army Corps sustained overall losses of around 25,000 in Galicia.

Order of Battle, April 1915

In April 1915, the corps was structured as follows:
  • XV Corps (Gallipoli)
    • 3rd Division, 11th Division

Order of Battle, August 1916

In August 1916, the corps was structured as follows:
  • XV Corps (Galicia, Commander: Miralay
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     Yakup Şevki Bey
    Yakup Şevki Subaşı
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    • 19th Division (Commander: Kaymakam
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       Şefik Bey
      Şefik Aker
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      , Chief of Staff: Binbaşı Lütfü Bey)
      • 57th Infantry Regiment (Commander: Binbaşı
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         Hayri Bey)
      • 72nd Infantry Regiment (Commander: Binbaşı Rıfat Bey)
      • 77th Infantry Regiment (Commander: Kaymakam Saip Bey)
      • Machine Gun Detachments x 2
      • 5th Company of the 4th Cavalry Regiment
      • Artillery Regiment (Commander: Binbaşı Ziya)
        • 2nd Battalion of 25th Artillery Regiment
        • 1st Battalion of 9th Artillery Regiment
      • 4th Engineer Company of 3rd Engineer Battalion
      • 19th Medical Company
      • Signal Detachment

    • 20th Division (Commander: Kaymakam Yasin Hilmi Bey
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      , Chief of Staff: Captain İsmail Hakkı)
      • 61st Infantry Regiment (Commander: Kaymakam Bahaattin Bey)
      • 62nd Infantry Regiment(Commander; Binbaşı Nazmi Bey)
      • 63rd Infantry Regiment (Commander; Binbaşı Ahmet Muhtar Bey)
      • Machine Gun Detachments x 2
      • 6th Company of 12th Cavalry Regiment
      • 20th Artillery Regiment (Commander: Binbaşı Süleyman Avni Bey)
      • 4th Engineer Company of 4th Engineer Battalion

Order of Battle, December 1916

In December 1916, the corps was structured as follows:
  • XV Corps (Galicia, Commander: Mirliva
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     Cevat Pasha
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    • 19th Division (Commander: Kaymakam Sedat Bey)
    • 20th Division (Commander: Kaymakam Yasin Hilmi Bey)

Order of Battle, August 1917

In August 1917, the corps was structured as follows:
  • XV Corps (Syria)
    • 19th Division, 20th Division

Order of Battle, January 1918, June 1918

In January, June 1918, the corps was structured as follows:
  • XV Corps (Anatolia)
    • None

Order of Battle, September 1918

In September 1918, the corps was structured as follows:
  • XV Corps (Anatolia)
    • 41st Division, 44th Division

Order of Battle, November 1918

In November 1918, the corps was structured as follows:
  • XV Corps (Anatolia)
    • 41st Division, 44th Division

Order of Battle, January 1919

In January 1919, the corps was structured as follows:
  • XV Corps (Caucasus, Erzurum
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    • 3rd Division (Tortum
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      • 7th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Regiment, 11th Infantry Regiment
    • 12th Division (Erzurum)
      • 30th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Regiment
    • 9th Caucasian Division (Hasankale; present day: Pasinler)
      • 17th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Regiment
    • 11th Caucasian Division (Van
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      • 18th Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Regiment

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