Bekza Boris Dezantoff
Бекза Борис Дезантов (Жантиев)
Place Vladikavkaz, Ossetia, the Caucasus
Ethnic origin Ossetian
Religion Russian Orthodox
Father Gregory Dezantoff
Wife Luba (Lucy) Dezantoff, b.1885, Siberia
Arrived at Australia
per Nikko Maru
disembarked at Melbourne
Residence before enlistment Port Pirie, SA
Occupation Labourer at the Broken Hill Assoc. Smelters Pty Ltd
Service service number 4755
unit 10th Battalion, 50th Battalion
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1917, 1918 (twice)
final fate RTA 6.11.1918
Residence after the war Port Pirie, SA
Died 20.05.1967 at Port Pirie
Army pay file (NAA)
Елена Говор, Осетинские анзаки. - Северная Осетия, 14 сентября 2007.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
[...] in April  the Mongolia brought ten Russians from South Australia, among them five Ossetians from the Port Pirie smelters who had joined up together in October 1915 -- Soltanoff, Gasieff, Mamsuroff, Dezantoff, and Tolparoff.
[...] Three of the remaining Ossetians from Port Pirie who enlisted together were among the casualties [at Villers-Bretonneux]: Moss Malsag Mamsuroff was killed, Alexei Tolparoff was taken prisoner, and Bekza Boris Dezantoff was wounded.