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John ROSS

Regimental number5660
Place of birthGlasgow Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressSomerville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Andrew Ross. Somerville, Victoria
Enlistment date20 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and determination during the attack on the HINDENBURG Line on 3rd May 1917. Whilst repelling a bomb attack the remainder of his section became casualties and Private ROSS continued the fight single handed in spite of a severe wound until the arrival of support.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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