Moss Milcag Mamsuroff

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
Residence before enlistment Port Pirie, SA
Occupation Labourer at Port Pirie Smelters
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Service #1

Service number 4821
Enlisted 16.10.1915
Place of enlistment Adelaide
Unit 10th Battalion, 50th Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1916-1917
Final fate KIA 25.04.1918
Memorial 26 Villers-Bretonneux, France


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.

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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.