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Hugo Cederschiöld
Cederschiöld in the foreground.
Birth name Hugo Montgomery Cederschiöld
Born (1878-09-25)25 September 1878
Died 17 March 1968(1968-03-17) (aged 89)
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Place of death Stockholm, Sweden
Allegiance Sweden
Service/branch Swedish Army
Years of service 1898–1950
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held 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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[2]

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.[1]

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).[2]

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,[1] a position he stayed in until 1963.[3]

Other work[edit | edit source]

Chief of the General Staff Major General Bo Boustedt (right), Colonel Hugo Cederschiöld (left).

Cederschiöld was a member of numerous committees and was active in the Frivilliga Skytterörelsen (lit. Voluntary Shooting Movement) and the Landstormen.[1] 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.[4]

Cederschiöld competed in two Shooting events at the 1912 Summer Olympics.[5]

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).[1] Cederschiöld died on 17 March 1968 and was buried at Hyby New Church in Scania.[6]

Dates of rank[edit | edit source]

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Cederschiöld's awards:[1]

References[edit | edit source]

Military offices
Preceded by
Ernst af Sandeberg
Life Regiment Grenadiers
Succeeded by
Helge Jung
Preceded by
Carl Tersmeden
Svea Life Guards
Succeeded by
Henry Tottie
Preceded by
Commendant of Stockholm
Stockholm Defence District

Succeeded by
Nils Stenbeck
Court offices
Preceded by
Olof Thörnell
Chief of His Majesty's Military Staff
Succeeded by
Thord Bonde

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