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Maeda Toshitami (1885-1942)


Photograph of Maeda Toshitami

Kakamura Museum of Literature

Via Wikimedia Commons


Marquis Maeda (Maeda Toshinari according to some sources) was born to an aristocratic family and served briefly in the House of Peers before graduating near the top of his class at the military academy.  He was  called out of retirement to command Borneo Defense Army. However, he was killed in an air accident on a flight to Labuan early in the war.

Service record

1885-6-5   
      
Born
1911
Second lieutenant     
Graduates from Military Academy
1910

Member, House of Peers
1913

Student, Germany and Britain
1923-8-7
Lieutenant colonel     
4 Imperial Guards Regiment
1924
Colonel     
Instructor, War College
1927-7-26     

Military attaché, United Kingdom
1930-8-1

Commander, 2 Imperial Guards Regiment
1931

Chief, S-9 (Military History), 4 Bureau, Army General Staff
1933

Instructor, War College
1933
Major general     
Commander, 2 Brigade
1935

Head, 4 Bureau, Army General Staff
1936-8-1     
Lieutenant general    
Commandant, War College
1937-3-1

Commander, 8 Division
1938-2-14

Army General Staff
1939-1-7

Retires
1942-4-11

Recalled. Commander, Borneo Defense Army
1942-9-5

Killed in plane crash

References

Dupy et al. (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2009-2-28)
Pettibone (2007)


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