Aleksandr Mikhailovich Cheverev
Cheverev, Aleksandr Mikhailovich
Born 1887, in Orenburg; died Oct. 2, 1921. Hero of the Civil War of 1918–20. Member of the CPSU from 1908.
The son of a worker, and a worker himself, Cheverev was named a member of the Sim Plant soviet after the February Revolution of 1917. He later became a member of the Ufa provincial soviet and served as a delegate to the Seventh (April) Conference of the RSDLP(B). In 1918, Cheverev was a detachment commander in battles with the White Cossacks, White Czechs, and White Guards in the Southern Urals and the Volga Region. In the autumn of the same year, he assumed command of the 4th Combined Regiment of V. M. Azin’s 2nd Combined Division, which stormed Sarapul and Izhevsk.
After studying at the Academy of the General Staff of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army in late 1918 and early 1919, Cheverev commanded a brigade in the Second Army of the Eastern Front and was seriously wounded. In 1919 he headed a food appropriation detachment and commanded a detachment that helped suppress the kulak rebellions in Ufa Province. Over a period beginning in January 1920, Cheverev was commander of the 23rd and 27th brigades and the 67th Rifle Regiment of the interior service forces. He was sent to the Far East Republic in the fall of 1921 as a military representative of the RSFSR but died en route. Cheverev was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.