Alexander Gusaroff


Alexander Gusaroff
Courtesy of Aleksandr Egoroff

Russian spelling

Александр Филимонович Гусаров

Born 26.08.1890

Place Lebiazh'e, Kronstadt, near St Petersburg, Russia (information from the family)

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion enlisted as Roman Catholic

Father Philimon Gusaroff

Mother Afanasia Ignatevna

Arrived at Australia
from London, England
on 20.10.1916
per Carpentaria
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Able seaman, labourer

Service
service number 3483
enlisted 23.12.1916
POE Sydney
unit 55th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1917-1918
casualties WIA 1918
final fate RTA 18.01.1919
discharged 16.04.1919

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war 1921, Excelsior near Mudgee, 1927 Carathool, 1932 Sydney

Died 2.09.1935 Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Materials

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised alien registration (NAA)

Blog article

Russian

English

Publications

Лоцманская династия Гусаровых

Newspaper articles

Three days in hospital. - Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, 20 October 1921, page 8.

A Russian Romeo and a nuggety nymph. - Truth, Sydney, 23 October 1921, page 11.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Alexander Gusaroff, a former seaman wounded in both legs during the final advance on the Hindenburg line in September 1918, lost his discharge papers and returned serviceman's badge 'whilst working in Carrathool district about 1927 ... in the bush during a very heavy flood' (Carrathool was a remote area, about 200 km northwest of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales).