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Regimental number1932
Place of birthVladivostok, Russia
Other NamesCHIRVIN
SchoolVladivostok Town School
Age on arrival in Australia18
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Natalie Chervin, 15 Pologaie Street, Vladivostock, Russia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 September 1918


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Age at death24
Place of burialQuarantine Station (PLot 3, Grave No. 232), North Head, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: MIchael and Mrs Natalie CHIRVIN,

Military Medal

'Private CHERVIN carried out the duties of Stretcher-bearer during the operations 14th/16th September 1918 in front of LE VERGUIER North West of St. QUENTIN and his bearing throughout was worthy of the highest praise. He repeatedly displayed courage of the highest order, and was always among the first to volunteer for some difficult work. by his splendid devotion to duty numbers of wounded were saved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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