Memoirs, other writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the Russian Civil War in Siberia, and
to Russian émigré affairs.
Colonel K. V. Semchevskii was born on 6 May 1894 (O. S.) in Tiflis (Tbilisi). After graduating with honors from the Corps
de Pages in 1913, he was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant in the Life Guard Horse Artillery, with which he served until 1917.
In October of that year, he entered the General Staff Academy, where he studied through July 1918, when, with a group of fellow
officers, he escaped from Ekaterinburg to join Siberian White military units operating in the area. In August 1918 he was
appointed head of the operations section of the army staff in Omsk, and promoted to the rank of guards captain the following
month. In December 1918, he was appointed an instructor at an army school in Vladivostok. In November 1919, he assumed the
duties of chief of staff of the 1st Cavalry Division, taking command of its remnants to lead them out of encirclement in January
1920. The following month, Semchevskii was promoted to the rank of colonel and appointed quartermaster general of the 3rd
Army (from March 1920 - III Corps).
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