Alexander Zangey


AWM memorial panel 21

Alexander Zangey
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 11 September 1915, p. 26

Alias Zagney, Zangry, Zandegey

Russian spelling

Александр Зангиев

Born 1881

Place Vladikavkaz, Ossetia, the Caucasus or village Rock (?), Georgia

Ethnic origin Ossetian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Brisbane

Occupation Labourer

Service
service number 3140
enlisted 28.06.1915
POE Brisbane
unit 9th Battalion, 49th Battalion, 11th FAB, 4th DAC
rank Gunner, Acting Corporal, Driver
place Western Front, 1916
final fate KIA 28.11.1916
cemetery 432 Caterpillar Valley Cemetery Longueval, France

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Materials

Digitised service records (NAA) (Zagney)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Zangry)

Z name file. (File misnamed - contents are concerned with search for Cigas Kague and the will of the late Alexander Zangry (NAA)

Digitised Roll of Honour circular (AWM) (Zangey)

Blog article

Russian

English

Publications

Елена Говор, Осетинские анзаки. - Северная Осетия, 14 сентября 2007.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

In artillery units nearly 50 Russians served as gunners and drivers. Nicholas Korotcoff drove huge, horse-drawn supply wagons on the battlefields in France. Several other Russians who had rural backgrounds, and were accustomed to handling horses, felt at home doing this work -- George Gurasoff, Makar Markoff and an Ossetian from the Caucasus, Alexander Zangey, who was killed at the Somme.