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Jeske, Martins

General Mārtiņš JESKE (12 Nov 1883 - 21 Nov 1941)
Fought as a Captain in the French Army on the Western Front in World War I and then as Regiment commander in the White Russian forces, before returning to Latvia and joining its Army as Lieutenant-Colonel in November 1920. Arrested and deported by the Russians in 1941, he died later that same year in a Soviet prison camp.


17 Nov 1920 - Jan 1921: General Staff officer
Jan 1921 - Aug 1923: Military Attache, Germany
Aug 1923 - Sep 1923: Attached to 4. Valmiera Infantry Regiment
Oct 1923 - 1925: Training at Saint-Cyr Military Academy, France
1925 - 1927: Chief of Officer Education Courses
(1927: Promoted to Colonel)
1927 - 1929: Chief of Military Training
1929 - 1930: Commander, 6. Rīga Infantry Regiment
1930 - 1933: Chief of Military Training
1933 - 1935: Commandant, War College
1935 - Oct 1938: Special Purposes Officer to the Commander-in-Chief of the Army
Oct 1938 - Mar 1939: League of Nations Representative, Spain
Mar 1939 - 25 Jun 1940: Special Purposes Officer to the Commander-in-Chief of the Army
25 Jun 1940 - 27 Sep 1940: Chief of the General Staff
(Jul 1940: Promoted to General)


Principal Sources:
Lāčplēša Kara Ordeņa Kavalieri, published by Latvijas Valsts Vēstures Arhīvs
Latvijas Armijas Augstākie Virsnieki, published by Latvijas Valsts Vēstures Arhīvs
Latvijas Bruņotie Spēki, by Edgars Andersons
The Armed Forces of Latvia 1918 - 1940, by Andris J. Kursietis
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