Nicolas Rehrick

Alias Nikolai; Rehric
Russian spelling Николай Георгиевич Рерих (Рерик)
Born 13.09.1889
Place Libava (Liepaja), Latvia
Ethnic origin Latvian
Religion Lutheran
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)
on 15.05.1912
per Forsdale
disembarked at Geelong, Vic
Residence before enlistment Melbourne, Tasmania, Melbourne
Occupation 1916 seaman, 1931 iron worker, 1936 labourer, 1953 rigger
Naturalisation 1924
Residence after the war 1923 Melbourne, 1927 Yarraville, 1931 Huon, Yackandandah, 1932 Yarraville, Vic.
Died 20.08.1953, Parkville, Vic.

Service #1

Service number 3689
Enlisted 5.05.1916
Place of enlistment Melbourne
Unit 29th Battalion, 5th Div HQs (Intelligence Police), 58th Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1916-1918
Casualties WIA 1917, 1918
Final fate RTA 17.03.1919
Discharged 7.06.1919


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Newspaper articles

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.