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Alexander Gordon ROSS

Regimental number752
Place of birthColac Victoria
OccupationHorse tamer
Address46 Weller Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Ross, 46 Weller Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name5th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455, 28 January 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44, 6 April 1916.
Recommendation date: Period ending 25 September 1915

FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried out a daring reconnaissance, and obtained valuable information. Later, he led a raiding party with great courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Date of death10 September 1961
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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