Moss Milcag Mamsuroff
AWM memorial panel 151
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)
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 service number 4821
unit 10th Battalion, 50th Battalion
place Western Front, 1916-1917
final fate KIA 25.04.1918
memorial 26 Villers-Bretonneux, France
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
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.
Russians at court. Interpreters wanted. - Areas' Express, Booyoolee, SA, 13 November 1914, p. 1.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
[...] in April  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.