Russian cavalry: Gurke Vasily The Monarchist

Gurko Vasily  (Romeyko-Gurke) – (8 (20) May 1864 year- February 11, 1937) – Russian cavalry general, a writer.

He was born in Tsarskoye Selo in the family of Field Marshal Iosif Gurko, came from the hereditary nobility Mogilev province.

After the academy was an officer for the orders, the chief officer, commander of the Warsaw Military District to the loan for the duration of camp fees to the Turkestan Military District. In November 1892 appointed a senior aide to drill of Staff of the 8th Infantry Division. Was subsequently assigned to the Grodno Hussars, and November 1, 1893 assumed command of his 1st squadron. After a series of staff positions 9 August 1896 Lieutenant Colonel Gurke was appointed staff officer for special assignments for the commander of the Warsaw Military District.

During the Anglo-Boer War in 1899-1900 years was a military agent in the army of the Boers. During this period (August 7, 1900) was promoted to colonel and awarded the Order of St. Vladimir 4-th degree (1 January 1901). In 1900-1901 he served in the Office of the Military Committee of the scientist; April – November 1901 was a military agent in Berlin. Then there was the disposal of the Chief of the General Staff.

Since the beginning of the Russian-Japanese war in February 1904 with the staff officer for assignments at the Quartermaster General of the Manchurian army. Upon arrival in Liaoyang was sent execute the office of Chief of Staff, I Siberian Army Corps.

Since March 1905 the commander of the 2nd Brigade of the Ural-Transbaikal Cossack Division consolidated since April 1906 – the 2nd Brigade of the 4th Cavalry Division.

In the period from 1906 to 1911 – Chairman of the Military History Commission for the description of the Russian-Japanese war.

In August – September 1917 by order of the Provisional Government was imprisoned for a month in the Trubetskoy bastion of the fortress; was released. September 8 it was announced exile abroad. When it became clear that his removal is not possible through Finland, was arrested for the second; A week later, he was allowed to leave Russia through Archangel with the assistance of the British authorities. October 14 dismissed from service. Arrived in England October 15, 1917.

After he moved to Italy where, actively participated in the activities of Russian Military Union (EMRO), served as chairman of the Union of Persons with Disabilities, has worked in the official gazette of EMRO magazine “Time”.

Vasily Gurko died February 11, 1937; buried in the Roman cemetery Testaccio.