|Erik af Edholm|
af Edholm in 1936.
|Birth name||Erik Gustaf af Edholm|
|Born||6 November 1878|
|Died||16 February 1954(aged 75)|
|Place of birth||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Years of service||1899–1942|
III Army Division
Erik Gustaf af Edholm (6 November 1878 – 16 February 1954) was a Swedish Army lieutenant general. His senior commands include commanding officer of the Södermanland Regiment, the Eastern Brigade and the III Army Division.
af Edholm was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the son of the First Marshal of the Court Erik Wilhelm af Edholm and his wife Emma Mariana Charlotta (née Braunerhielm). He passed mogenhetsexamen in Stockholm in 1897 and was a volunteer at Svea Life Guards (I 1) in 1897. af Edholm was promoted to sergeant in 1898, attended the Royal Military Academy in 1898 and was promoted to colour sergeant in 1899. He became an officer in 1899 and became underlöjtnant in the Svea Life Guards (I 1) the same year. af Edholm attended the Royal Swedish Army Staff College from 1902 to 1904 and was lieutenant in the General Staff in 1908.
He was promoted to captain in 1912 and served as a military attaché in the Hellenic Army and in the Montenegrin Army during the Balkan Wars from 1912 to 1913. af Edholm conducted military studies in the Italian Army in Tripoli in 1913. He was teacher of tactics at the Royal Swedish Army Staff College from 1912 to 1917 and became secretary in the Committee Against Opposition to National Defence Propaganda (Kommittén mot försvarsfientlig propaganda) and was promoted to major in 1920. af Edholm Chief of Staff of the IV Army Division (IV. arméfördelningen) from 1920 to 1923 and became battalion commander of Svea Life Guards (I 1) in 1923. He was head and leader in chemical agent safety courses from 1925 to 1928 and in 1933.
af Edholm was promoted to lieutenant colonel at Västerbotten Regiment (I 20) and was promoted to colonel in the Swedish Army and was appointed acting regimental commander of Södermanland Regiment (I 10) in 1928. He was appointed to regimental commander of Södermanland Regiment (I 10) in 1929 and stayed in this position until 1935. He conducted military studies in Italy in 1931 and was commanded to the Saar Territory in 1934. af Edholm became commander of the Eastern Brigade in 1935 and was promoted to major general in 1936. He was commander of the III Army Division from 1937 to 1942 before retiring and placed in the reserve as lieutenant general in 1944.
In 1918 he married Thyra Amanda Steinwall (born 28 March 1898), the daughter of accountant Lennart Steinwall and Agnes (née Bergstrand). He was the father of Marianne Agnes Elisabeth (1919–2012), Margaretha Emma Thyra (1921–2006) and Erik af Edholm (1923–2009). He died in 1954 and was buried in Solna cemetery.
Dates of rank
- 1898 – Sergeant
- 1899 – Fanjunkare
- 1899 – Underlöjtnant
- 1908 – Lieutenant
- 1912 – Captain
- 1920 – Major
- 1926 – Lieutenant Colonel
- 1928 – Colonel
- 1936 – Major General
- 1942 – Lieutenant General
Awards and decorations
af Edholm's awards:
- Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Sword
- Commander First Class of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
- Grand Officer of the Order of the Three Stars
- Grand Officer of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
- Commander First Class of the Order of Polonia Restituta
- Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy
- Commander of the Order of St. Olav
- Officer of the Order of Prince Danilo I
- Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau with swords
- Officer of the Order of Glory
- Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences
- Greek campaign medal
- Edholm, Erik af; Dahlgren, Curt (1926) (in Swedish). Stridsgaser och rök i lantkriget. Skrifter / Militärlitteraturföreningens förlag, 99-0578882-4 ; 146. Stockholm: [Norstedt exp.]. 1340168.
- Lewenhaupt, Claës C:son, ed (1922) (in Swedish). Sveriges ridderskaps och adels kalender 1923 (46th ed.). Stockholm: Albert Bonnier. p. 266. http://runeberg.org/adelskal/1923/0272.html.
- "Personakt Erik Gustav af Edholm" (in Swedish). Martin Bergman. http://www.martinbergman.se/pfb9462f1.html.
- (in Swedish) Vem är det: svensk biografisk handbok. 1943. Stockholm: Norstedt. 1940. p. 188. http://runeberg.org/vemardet/1943/0188.html.
- Harnesk, Paul, ed (1945) (in Swedish). Vem är vem?. D. 1, Stockholmsdelen. Stockholm: Vem är vem bokförlag. p. 169. http://runeberg.org/vemarvem/sthlm45/0185.html.
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