Kaz-Bulat Gusaloff

Kaz-Bulat Gusalov
Courtesy of Osiph Rinkevich's family

Alias Served as Kaenolatr Gusloff; Kaspolet Gusaloff

Russian spelling

Касбулат (Каспулат) Гусалов

Born 1879

Place Zelgi, Ossetia, the Caucasus

Ethnic origin Ossetian

Religion Roman Catholic (?)

Father Temirsultan Chermenovich Gusalov*

Mother Elizabeth Gussloff [Gusalov]


Widower, wife Kocher Gusloff, died 1911

Residence before arrival at Australia Fought in Russo-Japanese war

Arrived at Australia
from unknown, travelled aboard 'Kumano Maru' from Sydney
on 23.01.1914
per Kumano Maru
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Cloncurry, Selwyn, Qld

Occupation Miner

Service (Depot)
service number 3646/03646
enlisted 9.03.1916
POE Charters Towers, Qld
rank Private
discharged 2.06.1916 MU

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject


Digitised service records (NAA)

* Information from 'Vladikavkaz family lists, 1886' (Ossetian Archives), kindly provided by Marina Plieva

Blog article




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

Newspaper articles

Eye for an eye. Rule in Russia. - Daily Standard, Brisbane, 22 July 1915, p. 6.

Northern Supreme court. - Townsville Daily Bulletin, 12 August 1915, p. 7.

Volunteers. - Evening Telegraph, Charters Towers, 10 March 1916, p. 2.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Lithuanian or Ossetian names underwent particularly strange permutations. Kaz-Bulat Gusaloff from the Caucasus was enlisted as Kaenolatr (later 'corrected' to Kaspolet) Gusloff; it is only from a note in Russian attached to his will that it is possible to work out what his real name was.