Cederschiöld in the foreground.
|Birth name||Hugo Montgomery Cederschiöld|
|Born||25 September 1878|
|Died||17 March 1968(aged 89)|
|Place of birth||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Place of death||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Years of service||1898–1950|
Infantry Combat School|
Life Regiment Grenadiers
Svea Life Guards
Commandant in Stockholm
Stockholm Defence District
|Other work||Chief of His Majesty's Military Staff|
Hugo Montgomery Cederschiöld (25 September 1878 – 17 March 1968) was a Swedish Army lieutenant general and sports shooter.
Career[edit | edit source]
Cederschiöld was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the son of the Director-General of the Swedish Customs Staffan Cederschiöld and his wife Sophie (née Montgomery Cederhielm) and was the brother of district judge Pehr Cederschiöld. He became a second lieutenant at Svea Life Guards (I 1) in 1898 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1903 when he was commanded to serve the Duke of Skåne. The year after Cederschiöld was an orderly officer to the Duke of Skåne.
He attended the Royal Swedish Army Staff College from 1906 to 1908 and served as regimental adjutant in 1908. Cederschiöld was 1st adjutant at the staff of the IV Army Division (IV. arméfördelningen) from 1911 to 1915. He was promoted to captain in 1912 and served as adjutant to the Crown Prince the same year. Cederschiöld served as brigade quartermaster at the 7th infantry brigrade from 1917 to 1922.
He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1926 and was the head of Swedish Infantry Combat School from 1926 to 1931. In 1930, Cederschiöld was promoted to colonel and was the chief of staff of the Crown Prince the same year. He was commander of Life Regiment Grenadiers (I 3) from 1931 to 1936 and commander of Svea Life Guards from 1936 to 1938.
Cederschiöld was expert and secretary of the Shooting Instruction Committee in 1918. He was teacher at the Infantry Combat School from 1919 to 1923, expert and secretary in the Drill Regulations Committee from 1921 to 1922 and was promoted to major in 1921 before serving at Svea Life Guards (I 1) in 1922. Cederschiöld was again expert and secretary of the Shooting Instruction Committee from 1922 to 1923 and in the Drill Regulations Committee from 1923 to 1924. In 1924, he was appointed battalion commander at Svea Life Guards (I 1).
Cederschiöld was promoted to major general in 1937 and was Commendant of Stockholm from 1938 to 1945, as well as commanding officer of the Stockholm Defence District from 1938 to 1945 and acting inspector of the infantry in 1940. He was promoted to lieutenant general and placed in the reserve in 1950. The same year, Cederschiöld became chief of His Majesty's Military Staff, a position he stayed in until 1963.
Other work[edit | edit source]
Cederschiöld was a member of numerous committees and was active in the Frivilliga Skytterörelsen (lit. Voluntary Shooting Movement) and the Landstormen. He became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences in 1929. Cederschiöld was also president of the Swedish-English Association from 1939 to 1955 and president of Stockholm's Rotary Club from 1940 to 1941 and governor of Sweden's Rotary District number 78A (later 84) from 1948 to 1950. Cederschiöld was also member of the European Rotary International Council from 1948 and was chairman of numerous associations.
Cederschiöld competed in two Shooting events at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
In 1908 he married Baroness Margareta Wrangel von Brehmer (1888–1967), the daughter of the senior valet de chambre (överstekammarjunkare), Baron Wolmer Wrangel von Brehmer and Countess Ingeborg Ehrensvärd. He was the father Wolmer (1910–1985), Hugo (1915–1982), Margareta (born 1921) and Ingeborg (1923–2007). Cederschiöld died on 17 March 1968 and was buried at Hyby New Church in Scania.
Dates of rank[edit | edit source]
- 1898 – Underlöjtnant
- 1903 – Lieutenant
- 1912 – Captain
- 1921 – Major
- 1926 – Lieutenant Colonel
- 1930 – Colonel
- 1937 – Major General
- 1950 – Lieutenant General
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
- Crown Prince Gustaf V and Crown Princess Silver Wedding Medal (1906)
- King Oscar II and Queen Sofia's Golden Wedding Medal (1907)
- King Gustaf V's Jubilee Commemorative Medal (1928)
- King Gustaf V's Jubilee Commemorative Medal (1948)
- Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Sword
- Commander First Class of the Order of Vasa
- Knight of the Order of the Polar Star
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Ethiopia
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon
- Grand Cross of the Order of the House of Orange
- Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown
- Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
- Commander First Class of the Order of the British Empire
- Commander of the Order of Leopold II
- Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
- Commander of the Crosses of Military Merit White Decoration
- Knight Second Class of the Order of the Zähringer Lion with oak leafes
- Knight of the Legion of Honour
- Knight of the Order of the Redeemer
- Knight Second Class of the House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis
- Knight Third Class of the Order of the Crown
- Grand Cross of the Order of Homayoun
- Officers Target Shooting Association's Gold Medal (Officerarnes målskjutningsförbunds guldmedalj) (1918)
- Shooting Badge in gold (1904)
- Sports Badge in gold (1912)
References[edit | edit source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hugo Cederschiöld.|
- Harnesk, Paul, ed (1962) (in Swedish). Vem är vem? 1, Stor-Stockholm (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Vem är vem. p. 249. http://runeberg.org/vemarvem/sthlm62/0273.html.
- Lindblad, Göran, ed (1924) (in Swedish). Vem är det: svensk biografisk handbok. 1925. Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Söners. p. 132. http://runeberg.org/vemardet/1925/0138.html.
- "Cederschiöld, Hugo Montgomery, arkiv > Förteckning" (in Swedish). National Archives of Sweden. https://sok.riksarkivet.se/?postid=Arkis%2058affc2e-4d0f-46ba-ad55-043982bed3ea&s=Balder.
- Burling, Ingeborg, ed (1956) (in Swedish). Vem är det: svensk biografisk handbok. 1957. Stockholm: Norstedt. p. 180. http://runeberg.org/vemardet/1957/0204.html.
- "Hugo Cederschiöld". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141108165444/http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ce/hugo-cederschiold-1.html. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
- "Hugo Montgomery Cederschiöld" (in Swedish). Gravar.se. http://gravar.se/V%C3%A4rby%20F%C3%B6rsamling/775/Hugo+Montgomery%20Cederschi%C3%B6ld. [dead link]
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