6th Infantry Division (Russian Empire)

The 6th Infantry Division (Russian: 6-я пехотная дивизия, 6-ya Pekhotnaya Diviziya) was an infantry formation of the Russian Imperial Army that existed in various formations from 1806 until the end of World War I and the Russian Revolution. From before 1903 to the end of its existence the division was based in Ostrov.[2]

6th Infantry Division
6-я пехотная дивизия
Active1806 – c. 1918
Country Russian Empire
BranchRussian Empire Russian Imperial Army
RoleInfantry
Sizeapprox. 20,000[1]
Garrison/HQOstrov
EngagementsWorld War I

HistoryEdit

The division fought in World War I and distinguished itself in battle against the Austro-Hungarian 4th Army in 1915. It was demobilized around the time of the Russian Revolution and the subsequent unrest.[2][3]

OrganizationEdit

It was part of the 15th Army Corps as of 1914.[2][4]

CommandersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Handbook of the Russian Army, 1914. London: Imperial War Museum (originally British General Staff). 1996. p. 263. ISBN 978-1870423670.
  2. ^ a b c "6-я пехотная дивизия". Regiment.ru (in Russian). 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  3. ^ Kersonovsky, Anton (1933). History of the Russian Army.
  4. ^ Conrad, Mark (2001). "THE RUSSIAN ARMY, 1914". Retrieved 8 January 2017.