Fedor Michael Oossoff

Alias Fred Oosseff; Fedor Mitchell Oosseff

Russian spelling

Федор Михайлович Усов

Born 6.01.1888

Place Sheremetevo (Svirino), Syzran, Simbirsk (Ulianovsk), Russia

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Roman Catholic (?)

Father Michael Oosseff


Wife Marion (Mary) Oossoff (née Knight), married in London 1918

Arrived at Australia
from India
on 14.04.1911
per Paroo
disembarked at Fremantle, WA

Residence before enlistment Perth, Melbourne

Occupation 1916 bricklayer; 1919 carter, 1924 storeman, 1936 labourer

service number 25831
enlisted 17.01.1916
POE Melbourne
unit 14th FAB, 57th Battalion, 10th MG Company, 3rd MG Battalion
rank Driver
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1918
final fate RTA 25.02.1919
discharged 22.05.1919

Naturalisation 1937

Residence after the war Melbourne

Died 12.09.1942, Melbourne


Naturalisation (NAA) (Oosseff)

Digitised service records (NAA) (Oossoff)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Investigation Branch file (NAA) (Oosseff)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Russian escapees. - Northern Times, Carnarvon, 15 April 1911, p. 3.

"Not in Russia now". An unregistered revolver. - The Age, Melbourne, 23 May 1924, p. 10.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Among the wounded here [Somme advance, August 1918] was Fedor Oossoff, originally from a village on the Volga River and a bricklayer in civilian life but here a driver in a machine-gun battalion. Although with severe wounds to his head, chest, an arm and both legs, he was one of the few 'lucky ones' who ended up being evacuated to London, where his newly wed wife was.