Александр Иванович Корсар (?)
Place St Petersburg, Russia
Ethnic origin Russian
Religion Russian Orthodox
Father John Corsair
Arrived at Australia
per Port Arthur
disembarked at Newcastle
Residence before enlistment Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie, Murchison and Geraldton districts, Lancefield Goldmine, Laverton, Mount Magnet, Bullfinch (Yilgarn), Mount Margaret; Beria (Geraldton), Buller River Reservoir (Geraldton), WA
Occupation Miner, shift boss, mining and bridge carpenter
service number 7651
POE Laverton, WA
unit Tunnelling coys
rank Private, Sapper
discharged 8.09.1917 MU
Residence after the war 1921 Eradu (Greenough); 1922 Galena (Greenough); 1925 White Peak; 1931 Claremont, WA
Died 1935 Perth
A. Corsair. The Government Hospital. To the editor. - Kalgoorlie Miner, 7 November 1896, p. 4.
Mining notes. - Laverton Mercury, 23 September 1899, p. 2.
Meeting at Corinth. - Southern Cross Times, WA, 8 March 1913, p. 2.
Corinthian notes. - Southern Cross Times, WA, 16 April 1913, p. 2.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
Alexander Corsair from St Petersburg was another of the older Anzacs: born in 1862 (when enlisting, he reduced his age by six years), he came to Australia in 1887 and worked for years in Western Australian gold mines as a mining carpenter.