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 Warrant Officer
Unit Engineering corps

World War I

Mikhail Efimovich Krichevsky (Ukrainian: Михайло Юхимович Кричевський; 25 February 1897 – 26 December 2008) was a Ukrainian supercentenarian. He was the last surviving World War I veteran of the Imperial Russian Army.[1][2] Krichevsky was mobilized into the army in 1917 and was sent to the Southwestern Front, becoming an engineer. After the October Revolution he returned home, where he settled and lived in Donetsk.


  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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