Generals and personalities

Franz Riml v. Altrosenburg

I came across a rare badge recently. The portrait of general major von Altrosenburg with the cityscape of Lemberg in the background and the inscription Lwów can be seen on it. It was not easy to look up the general major, since he had no serious military deeds attached to his name.

He was born in 1867 and died in 1945. From 1911, as a colonel he was chief of staff of the XI corps. He served as commander of the 26th Infantry Brigade during the Great War. From July 1916, he became the city commander of the recaptured Lemberg. He later joined the general staff in Vienna, from 1918 he became a lieutenant general. He was retired on January 1, 1919.

The sources repeatedly mention one thing in connection with him, referring to Russian sources. As Chief of Staff of the XI. Corps, he made anti-Russian statements and called for the elimination of the Russophile population of Galicia.

His badge was probably made during his position as city commander.

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