Correspondence, military documents, and photographs, relating to Russian military activities in World War I, the Russian Civil
War, and the Chinese Eastern Railway.
A. A. Dobkevich was born on 18 January 1894 (1892 according to other records) in the city of Dubno. Commissioned as an officer
upon graduation from the Kiev Military School in 1913 (1912) in the 3rd Zaamurskii pogranichnyi pekhotnyi polk, he transferred
to the 6th Zaamurskii pogranichnyi pekhotnyi polk upon its departure for the front in February 1915. On the Southwestern (Russian)
front of the First World War, he commanded the machine-gun detachment of an armored train and was appointed commander of the
armored car "Zaamurets" in June 1916. Following this, Dobkevich served with the 1st Zaamurskii Zheleznodorozhnyi polk until
his demobilization in 1918.
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