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
Naturalisation 1940
Residence after the war Melbourne and Geelong, Vic
Died 1.02.1948, Melbourne

Service #1

Service number 4918
Enlisted 21.10.1915
Place of enlistment 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


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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.