Mikhail Krichevsky

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 and died in 2008 at 111 years old. He was the longest living WWI veteran.

Mikhail Efimovich Krichevsky
Born25 February 1897
Karlovka, Konstantinograd uyezd, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire
Died26 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


  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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