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Edoardo Monti: Generale Designato d’armata

by Valdis Kursietis

The following information provides a snapshot of the career of Generale Designato d’armata Edoardo Monti.

Generale Designato d’armata Edoardo Monti

Generale Designato d’armata Edoardo Monti

Born: 19 July 1876 in Como
Died: 27 October 1958

Promotions

Tenente: 8 August 1899
Capitano: 1 July 1909
Maggiore:
Tenente colonnello: 18 May 1916
Colonnello: 16 August 1917
Generale di brigata: 30 December 1928
Generale di divisione: 14 November 1932
Generale di corpo d’armata: 11 January 1937
Comandante designato d’armata: 19 July 1939

Assignments

1 December 1926 – 30 December 1928: Chief of Staff, Army Corps of Bari
30 December 1928 – 13 June 1929: Inspector of Mobilisation, Military Territorial Division of Gorizia
13 June 1929 – 1 January 1932: attached to the Army General Staff
1 January 1932 – 14 November 1932: Commanding Officer, 14th Infantry Brigade
14 November 1932 – 8 February 1934: General Officer Commanding, Military Territorial Division of Gorizia
8 February 1934 – 30 November 1935: General Officer Commanding, Military Division of Isonzo (14th)
30 November 1935 – 11 January 1937: General Officer Commanding, Army Corps of Sardegna (Cagliari)
11 January 1937 – 25 March 1937: General Officer Commanding, Army Corps of Cagliari
25 March 1937 – 19 July 1939: General Officer Commanding, Army Corps of Bologna
19 July 1939 – 20 September 1939: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties
20 September 1939 – 1 March 1940: Commander-in-Chief, Army “S”
15 December 1939 – September 1940: concurrently Superintendent of the fortification of the “Vallo Alpino del Littorio”
1 March 1940 – September 1940: General Officer Commanding, “Presidio Monti Command”
September 1940 – 19 July 1942: Consultant for the construction of the “Vallo Alpino del Littorio”
19 July 1942: Transferred to the reserve

Awards & Decorations

Grand cordone dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 27 October 1938
Grande ufficiale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 23 October 1940
Grande ufficiale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 9 May 1935
Commendatore dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 14 January 1937
Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 18 April 1931
Ufficiale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 3 June 1932
Medaglia di bronzo al Valor Militare: 1913
Medaglia Mauriziana al merito militare di dieci lustri: 10 June 1939

Additional Notes

After transferring to the reserve, Edoardo Monti became President of the Military House for Veterans until his death. Shortly after the end of WWII, he served on a commission to investigate the responsibility for failing to defend the Piazza di Roma following 8 September 1943.

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
Augusto
Archivio La Stampa
Wikipedia

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