Edwin Nicholas Rowehl

Alias Ned Rowehl

Born 26.05.1888

Place Libava (Liepaja), Latvia

Ethnic origin German / Russian / Latvian?

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Otto Rowehl

Mother Charlotte Rowehl


arrived together with his brother Armen Rowehl, Basil Greshner, and Favst Leoshkevitch as members of the crew

Residence before arrival at Australia Served in the Russian Army for 3 years 9 months, rank of Sergeant

Arrived at Australia
from Russia
on 14.02.1915
per Gunda
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Melbourne

Occupation 1915 sailor, 1923 stevedore

service number 3909
enlisted 3.08.1915
POE Melbourne
unit 8th Battalion, Army Wireless Company, Aust. Corps Signal Company
rank Sapper
place Western Front, 1916-1919
final fate RTA 11.05.1919
discharged 19.08.1919

Naturalisation 1923

Residence after the war Melbourne

Died 1969, Melbourne


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Application to enlist in the AIF (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Rowebl)

Alien registration (NAA)

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Newspaper articles

Did not know dockers were at work in Mahia's hold. Stevedore foreman's story. - The Argus (Melbourne), 5 September 1947, page 6.