Mikhail Krichevsky

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Mikhail Efimovich Krichevsky
Born (1897-02-25)25 February 1897
Karlovka, Konstantinograd uyezd, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 26 December 2008(2008-12-26)
(aged 111 years, 305 days)
Donetsk, Ukraine
Allegiance Russian Empire Russian Empire
Service/branch Russian Empire Imperial Russian Army
Years of service 1917
Rank IRA F1Prap 1917 v.png Praporshchik
Unit Engineering corps
Battles/wars

World War I

Mikhail Efimovich Krichevsky (Ukrainian: Михайло Юхимович Кричевський, Russian: Михаил Ефимович Кричевский; 25 February 1897, Karlovka, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire – 26 December 2008, Donetsk, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine) was a Jewish-Ukrainian supercentenarian and the last surviving World War I veteran who fought for the Russian Empire.[1][2] Krichevsky was mobilized into the Imperial Russian Army in 1917 and was sent to the Southwestern Front, after graduating from the Kiev Military Engineering School as an engineer-praporshchik. After the October Revolution he returned home, where he settled and lived in Donetsk.

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  1. ^ Последний в мире ветеран Первой мировой живет в Донецке (фото) (in Russian). Интернет-газета Донбасса. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Oldest known Ukrainian Jew dies at 111". JTA. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 

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