Armen Rowehl

Alias Ermen Rovel (some army documents); in 1917 stated that Armen Rowehl was correct name; Armin Sher-Rowehl (naturalisation); Teddy

Born 12.01.1892

Place Libava (Liepaja), Latvia

Ethnic origin German / Russian / Latvian?

Religion Lutheran

Father Otto Sher-Rowehl

Mother Charlotte Geaty


Wife Violet Victoria Sher-Rowehl (née Dilks), married 1919, separated in the early 1930s. Wife Ida


Arrived together with his brother Edwin Nicholas Rowehl, Basil Greshner, and Favst Leoshkevitch as members of the crew

Arrived at Australia
from Libava (Liepaja), Russia
on 20.01.1915
per Gunda
disembarked at Geelong, Vic

Residence before enlistment Melbourne

Occupation 1915 seaman, artist, 1919 artist and decorator, 1938 manufacturer of fancy goods

service number 4918
enlisted 21.10.1915
POE Melbourne
unit 5th Battalion, 8th Battalion, Army Wireless Company, 2nd Anzac Signal Company, Aust Corps. Signal Company
rank Sapper
place Western Front, 1916-1918
final fate RTA 8.10.1919
discharged 9.01.1920

Naturalisation 1940

Residence after the war Melbourne and Geelong, Vic

Died 1.02.1948, Melbourne


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Sher-Rowehl)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Rovel)

Digitised court martial file (NAA)

Records of the Assistant Provost Marshal (AWM)

Digitised alien registration (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Puzzle for court. Man's marriage. - The Argus (Melbourne), 11 August 1938, page 6.

Russian acquitted. - The Argus (Melbourne), 16 September 1938, page 9.