Mik Atoff

Alias Michael Atoff
Russian spelling Михаил Атaeв
Born 1895
Place Khristianovskoe (Digora), Ossetia, the Caucasus
Ethnic origin Ossetian
Religion Roman Catholic (?)
Father Alexander Atoff [Ataev]
Residence before enlistment Bundaberg, Qld; Kurri Kurri, NSW
Occupation Wheeler, miner
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
Residence after the war Received permit to leave Australia after the war

Service #1

Service number 7683
Enlisted 13.09.1917
Place of enlistment West Maitland, NSW
Unit 1st Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1918
Final fate RTA 31.05.1919
Discharged 29.07.1919



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

И.Т. Марзоев, Н.О. Малкарова, Эмиграция осетин в страны Северной Америки и Австралию в первой трети ХХ века, Владикавказ, 2016, с. 58-59.

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

The strain experienced by the Australian troops by this time was enormous and was beginning to show. On 21 September [1918] a company from the 1st Australian Battalion which was due to be relieved was, instead, ordered back into action -- an order they refused to obey. A Russian among those who mutinied was Mik Atoff, formerly a miner in West Maitland. The mutineers were court-martialled, accused of desertion, and given sentences that were later suspended.