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James ROSS

Regimental number2789
Place of birthHamilton Victoria
AddressWood Street, Stawell, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs D Ross, Wood Street, Stawell, Victoria
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 January 1919

Military Medal

'West of MORLANCOURT on the night of 28th/29th July 1918 Sergeant ROSS was in charge of his Platoon digging a Communication trench to a German system that had been captured that night. Sergeant ROSS successfully led his men to the job through heavy shelling and placed them in position. Though continually exposed to heavy shelling and Machine Gun fire throughout the night, he showed exceptional bravery and coolness, and his example was no small factor in the successful completion of the work. On the night of the 29th/30th, when the same work was being improved, Sergeant ROSS again exhibited a high degree of coolness and courage under very trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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