General Soroku Suzuki/鈴木荘六 陸軍大将

Soroku Suzuki /鈴木 荘六/ (March 16, 1865 - February 20, 1940) was born in 1865 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. He studied at the Kyododan a military school of the early Meiji Era, and was commissioned a cavalry sublieutenant (1981). He graduated from the Army Staff College after the Sino-Japanese War (1894-95). He attached to the Army General Staff and taught at the Cavalry School and the Army Staff College. He served in the Boxer Uprising as a colonel (1900). In the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) he was with the Army General Staff as a staff officer of the Second Army. He was appointed Cavalry Super-intendent General, division commander, Commander-in-Chief of the Army in Formosa and then in Korea. After becoming a full general, he was appointed Chief of the Army General Staff (1926). Upon being placed on the reserve list (1929), he became President of the Imperial Reservists' Association (1930). He was appointed a member of the Privy Council of Japan in 1931.​


26.03.1891 2nd Lieutenant
01.11.1893 1st Lieutenant
22.11.1895 Captain
03.11.1901 Major
01.03.1905 Lieutenant Colonel
01.04.1909 Colonel
08.08.1914 Major General
24.07.1918 Lieutenant General
20.08.1924 General

Lieutenant General (no earlier than 1920-1924).

General Soroku Suzuki 鈴木荘六 陸軍大将.jpg

General Soroku Suzuk i鈴木荘六 陸軍大将.jpg

He received Legion of Honor Officer badge on December 15, 1909.
He was awarded with the Prussia Order of the Crown on March 5, 1904.
2nd class Order of the Golden Kite awarded on November 1, 1920.

General Soroku Suzuki 鈴木荘六  陸軍大将.jpg
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