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Augusto Grassi: Generale Designato d’Armata

by Valdis Kursietis

The following information provides a snapshot of the career of Generale Designato d’Armata Augusto Grassi.

Generale Designato d'Armata Augusto Grassi

Generale Designato d’Armata Augusto Grassi

Born: 30 May 1875 in Florence
Died:

Promotions

Sottotenente: 6 January 1898
Tenente: 16 February 1901
Capitano: 20 October 1910
Maggiore: 28 October 1915
Tenente colonnello: 14 December 1916
Colonnello: 26 July 1917
Generale di brigata: 26 December 1926
Generale di divisione: 21 December 1931
Generale di corpo d’armata: 5 May 1935
Generale designato d’armata: 29 June 1939

Assignments

1 January 1927 – Jan 1930: Commanding officer, 19th Infantry Brigade
January 1930 – 1 Jan 1932: Inspector of Mobilisation, Military Territorial Division of Firenze
1 January 1932 – 8 Nov 1933: General Officer Commanding, Military Territorial Division of Ravenna
8 Nov 1933 – : at disposition
– 1 August 1934: Assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties
1 August 1934 – 7 Jul 1935: Director General, Directorate General of Officer Personnel, Ministry of War
21 May 1935 – 22 Jun 1938: Concurrently General Officer Commanding, Army Corps of Milano
22 June 1938 – 31 May 1941: Assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties
31 May 1941: Transferred to the reserve
31 May 1941: Returned to temporary service
1 June 1941 – 17 Apr 1945: General Commissioner, General Commission for Honouring the War Dead

Awards & Decorations

Gran Cordone dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro:17 August 1941
Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 27 October 1935
Commendatore dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 14 January 1937
Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 27 October 1930
Ufficiale dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 14 January 1932
Cavaliere dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 13 September 1917
Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 1 June 1916
Medaglia d’argento al Valor Militare: 1920
Medaglia d’argento al Valor Militare: 1918

Additional Notes

Sources:
Bollettino ufficiale delle nomine, promozioni e destinazioni negli ufficiali e sottufficiali del R. esercito italiano
e nel personale dell’amministrazione militare
Annuario militare del Regno d’Italia
http://augusto.agid.gov.it/gazzette/index/
http://www.archiviolastampa.it/
http://www.generals.dk/general/Grassi/Augusto/Italy.html
Difesa.it

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