Alias Nikolai; Rehric
Николай Георгиевич Рерих (Рерик)
Place Libava (Liepaja), Latvia
Ethnic origin Latvian
Father George Rehrick
Mother Julia Petters
Wife Linda Olive Hardy, married 1929, Vic.
Residence before arrival at Australia Lived in England and America for several years
Arrived at Australia
from New York (as sailor)
disembarked at Geelong, Vic
Residence before enlistment Melbourne, Tasmania, Melbourne
Occupation 1916 seaman, 1931 iron worker, 1936 labourer, 1953 rigger
Service service number 3689
unit 29th Battalion, 5th Div HQs (Intelligence Police), 58th Battalion
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1917, 1918
final fate RTA 17.03.1919
Residence after the war 1923 Melbourne, 1927 Yarraville, 1931 Huon, Yackandandah, 1932 Yarraville, Vic.
Died 20.08.1953, Parkville, Vic.
Digitised naturalisation (NAA)
Alien registration (NAA) (Rehric)
Song of a syren. - Record, Emerald Hill, Vic., 4 June 1921, p. 4.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
Two former seamen, Nicholas Kotzebue and Nicolas Rehrick, both from the Baltic region, served on the Western Front with the Intelligence Police [...]. Rehrick, characterised by an Australian police inspector as 'an alert, intelligent man, of High School education in Latvia', joined the Intelligence Police after studying at the 5th Division Intelligence school in July 1917. He successfully served in the Intelligence Police until he was severely wounded for the second time, in May 1918.