Goppers, Karlis

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Goppers, Karlis

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    General Kārlis GOPPERS (L.k.o.k.) (2 Apr 1876 - 25 Mar 1941)
    Served in the Russian Army, commanding 1. Latvian Rifle Brigade, 7. Bauska Rifle Regiment and the Reserve Rifle Regiment. Joined the Latvian Army as Colonel in June 1920. Arrested by the Russians in 1940, he was tortured and executed in Rīga in 1941.


    Jun 1920 - Feb 1924: Member of the Military Council, Ministry of War
    (Aug 1920: Promoted to General)
    Feb 1924 - 1929: Commanding General, 2. Vidzeme Division
    1929 - 1931: Attending training courses
    1931 - Apr 1934: Commanding General, 2. Vidzeme Division
    Apr 1934: Retired


    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
    URL : http://forum.valka.cz/topic/view/64752#230884
    Andris