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
Naturalisation 1937
Residence after the war Melbourne
Died 12.09.1942, Melbourne

Service #1

Service number 25831
Enlisted 17.01.1916
Place of enlistment 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


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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.