Moss Milcag Mamsuroff

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Moss Mamsuroff
Service records (NAA)

Moss Mamsuroff's monument to his brother Aleck Mamsuroff in Port Pirie.

Alias Moss Malsag Mamsuroff (signature on enlistment application); Moses Milcag Mansuroff (consul); Michael or Malsag Mamsuroff (mother's letter)

Russian spelling

Мальсаг Мамсуров

Born 1884

Place Gizel, Vladikavkaz, Ossetia, the Caucasus

Ethnic origin Ossetian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Father Gado Karievich Mamsuroff*

Mother Tuti; sister-in-law Zalika Godsaewna Mamsuroff*

Residence before arrival at Australia In 1905 left Russia to work abroad

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Port Pirie, SA

Occupation Labourer at Port Pirie Smelters

service number 4821
enlisted 16.10.1915
POE Adelaide
unit 10th Battalion, 50th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1917
final fate KIA 25.04.1918
memorial 26 Villers-Bretonneux, France

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Army pay file (NAA)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

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


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

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Russians at court. Interpreters wanted. - Areas' Express, Booyoolee, SA, 13 November 1914, p. 1.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

[...] in April [1916] the Mongolia brought ten Russians from South Australia, among them five Ossetians from the Port Pirie smelters who had joined up together in October 1915 -- Soltanoff, Gasieff, Mamsuroff, Dezantoff, and Tolparoff.

[...] Three of the remaining Ossetians from Port Pirie who enlisted together were among the casualties [at Villers-Bretonneux]: Moss Malsag Mamsuroff was killed, Alexei Tolparoff was taken prisoner, and Bekza Boris Dezantoff was wounded.