Bajalich, Adam

b. 1734, Szegedin

d. 5 June 1800, Carlstadt in Croatia

"Freiherr von Bajahaza, Feldmarschall-Lieutenant, Knight of the Order of Maria Theresa. At 16 years old became a cadet in IR Erzherzog Ferdinand. Left the service in 1754, and was a presiding judge in the Berözer Comitäte. Four years later, as a lawyer, he joined the Warasdiner Grenz regiment, in which, in 1760 and already a lieutenant, he participated in the Seven Years War. Through his deeds of arms, he was rapidly promoted to captain-lieutenant (1768), captain (1773) and in the last campaign against the Prussians, after the affair of Dittersbach, to Major. In this position, he distinguished himself several times more. In 1783, he was lieutenant-colonel in the Szluiner Grenz regiment, and in 1787, due to the raising of the Landes-Defensiv-Divisionen, he went to the 2nd division of the Szluiner district. In the Turkish war which followed, he distinguished himself often, namely at Siroko-Rika (1788), at Dermoliewo and Gross-Kladusch (1789), where he beat an outnumbering Turkish corps into flight. In 1790 he was appointed colonel of the regiment, and received a barony for his services. In 1793, he received promotion to General-Major, in which capacity he commanded on the Rhine, and finally, after the affair at Handschuhsheim in September 1795, the cross of the Order of Maria Theresa. Promotion to Feldmarschall-Lieutenant (1797) ended the glorious career of this courageous soldier, who closed his life in retirement three years later." Wurzbach, C., von. Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich, 1856-91, vol 1, p. 123.

See also Hirtenfeld, J. Der Militär-Maria-Theresien-Orden und seine Mitglieder. Nach authentischen Quellen bearbeitet von J. Hirtenfeld, 1857, p. 446 (4th period, vol I). This states that Bajalich was awarded the Order of Maria Theresa on 11 October 1795.

No biography in Bouvier, F. Bonaparte en Italie, 1796, 1899.

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