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Offline tzolper

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high birth colonel who served Russo-Japanese War
« on: February 15, 2014, 11:36:43 AM »
Does anyone know of a colonel of "very high birth" who was associated with Vladivostok around 1905, likely serving in the Russo-Japanese War? Mrs. Eleanor Pray references such a man several times in her letters from Vladivostok, according to the editor of the letters ("Letters from Vladivostok 1894-1930" edited by Birgitta Ingemanson) The colonel seems to have had a position in the military staff. This man could have been Col. Aleksandr D. Nechvolodov who is referenced in the letters but I don't know Nechvolodov's background.

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Re: high birth colonel who served Russo-Japanese War
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 01:24:59 PM »
Col. Aleksandr Dmitrovich Nechvolodov was not of very high birth. His father was merely a major-general and an untitled nobleman of the Yekaterinoslav Governate. The family does not seem to have been old nobility. There is a place called Nechvolodovka in neighbouring Kharkiv Oblast in modern day Ukraina, perhaps it was their estate?
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Re: high birth colonel who served Russo-Japanese War
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 08:06:40 AM »
Have you tried Nikolai Sergeyevich Plaoutine (or Plautin)? He was of high birth (his father was A.D.C. to the Tsar) and served as a "Colonel in the Hussars. He commanded a brigade of Kuban Cossacks from 1904-1907, and I know that he did serve in the Russo-Japanese War. He is listed in some sources as a Major General (promoted in 1914). He died in 1918 in Poland.

Does anyone know of a colonel of "very high birth" who was associated with Vladivostok around 1905, likely serving in the Russo-Japanese War? Mrs. Eleanor Pray references such a man several times in her letters from Vladivostok, according to the editor of the letters ("Letters from Vladivostok 1894-1930" edited by Birgitta Ingemanson) The colonel seems to have had a position in the military staff. This man could have been Col. Aleksandr D. Nechvolodov who is referenced in the letters but I don't know Nechvolodov's background.

Thanks for any help.

Tom