Mikhail Krichevsky

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Mikhail Efimovich Krichevsky
Born(1897-02-25)25 February 1897
Karlovka, Konstantinograd uyezd, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire
Died(2008-12-26)26 December 2008
(aged 111 years, 305 days)
Donetsk, Ukraine
AllegianceRussian Empire Russian Empire
Service/branchRussian Empire Imperial Russian Army
Years of service1917
RankImperial Russian Army Prap 1917 v.png Praporshchik
UnitEngineering corps
Battles/warsWorld War I

Mikhail Efimovich Krichevsky (Ukrainian: Михайло Юхимович Кричевський, Russian: Михаил Ефимович Кричевский; 25 February 1897?,[1] Karlovka, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire – 26 December 2008,[2] 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 and died in 2008 at the claimed age of 111 years old.

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  1. ^ a b Последний в мире ветеран Первой мировой живет в Донецке (фото) [The world's last World War I veteran lives in Donetsk (photo)] (in Russian). Интернет-газета Донбасса. 22 February 2008. Archived from the original on 27 October 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b Matveyev, Vladimir (5 January 2009). "Oldest known Ukrainian Jew dies at 111". JTA. Retrieved 18 July 2019.