Karl Parts in 1920.
|Born||July 15, 1886|
September 1, 1941 (aged 55)|
September 1, 1941 Kirov, Soviet Union
|Years of service||
1914–1917 Imperial Russian Army|
1918–1925 Estonian Army
World War I|
Estonian War of Independence
|Awards||Cross of Liberty|
In 1915 he graduated from Peterhof Military School, and participated in World War I. In July 1917 Parts joined the Estonian national units. During the German occupation in 1918 he organized the underground Estonian Defence League. In the Estonian Liberation War Karl Parts led and organized the armoured trains and in April 1919 became the commander of Armoured Trains Division. He commanded in the biggest armoured conflict of war that resulted in the capture of Pskov. After the war Parts served 1921–1923 as commander of Armoured Trains Brigade and later as inspector. He actively participated in defeating the 1924 coup attempt. In 1925 he retired and became a farmer. In 1940 Soviet occupation authorities arrested Parts, and he was shot in imprisonment the year after.
- Ülo Kaevats et al. 2000. Eesti Entsüklopeedia 14. Tallinn: Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastus, ISBN 9985-70-064-3