Claude Francis St Paul ROSS

Date of birth4 April 1887
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFruit grower
AddressBurrum, North Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, John Ross, Burrum, North Coast Line, Queensland
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name9th Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion


Unit: 9th Battalion
Promotion date: 29 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company with great dash and initiative. Although hard pressed, his coolness and courage enabled the men to finally capture 500 yards of the enemy's line. Throughout he set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commanded 9th Bn, 1918-19. Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal