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John George ROSS

Regimental number7048
Place of birthNorthumberland, England
OccupationGas employee
Address589 Hunter Street West, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J.I. Ross, 589 Hunter Street West, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918
Discharge date27 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3467 Pte Joseph ROSS, 56th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 January 1917, and marched in to 1st Training Bn, Larkhill.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 29 March 1917 (ears); discharged same day.

Attended Group Lewis Gun School, 13 June 1917; qualified as 'Very Good'.

Appointed Acting Lance Corporal, 25 June 1917.

On Command at School of Instruction, Jellalabad Barracks, 30 July 1917; marched in to 1st Training Bn, Durrington, from Jellalabad Barracks, 22 September 1917.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 8 October 1917 (sprained ankle); discharged, 15 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1917, and reverted to Private; joined 4th Bn, in the field, 14 November 1917.

Wounded in action, 13 April 1918 (gunshot wound, chest and right leg); admitted same day to 74th Field Ambulance, and transferred to New Zealand Stationary Hospital; to Ambulance Train, 27 April 1918, and admitted to 7th Canadian General Hospital; transferred to England, 30 April 1918, and admitted to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, 30 April 1918 (wound: slight); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 May 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 21 July 1918; discharged, Sydney, 27 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 September 1983
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery

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