Alexander Corsair

Alias Alex

Russian spelling

Александр Иванович Корсар (?)

Born 9.08.1862

Place St Petersburg, Russia

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Father John Corsair

Arrived at Australia
from Russia
on 1887
per Port Arthur
disembarked at Newcastle

Residence before enlistment Mistake G.M., Coolgardie; Mount Morgans, Coolgardie; Kalgoorlie, Murchison and Geraldton districts, Lancefield Goldmine, Laverton, Mount Magnet, Bullfinch (Yilgarn), Mount Margaret; Beria, Laverton; Buller River Reservoir (Geraldton), WA

Occupation Miner, shift boss, mining and bridge carpenter

Service (Depot)
service number 7651
enlisted 20.02.1917
POE Laverton, WA
unit Tunnelling coys
rank Private, Sapper
discharged 8.09.1917 MU

Naturalisation 1927

Residence after the war 1921 Eradu (Greenough); 1922 Galena (Greenough); 1925 White Peak; 1931 Claremont, WA

Died 1935 Perth


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Investigation branch file (NAA)

Blog articles

Russian Anzacs blog (Russian)

Russian Anzacs blog (English)

Alexander Corsair @ Tunnellers Research Website

Newspaper articles

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.