|Place of birth||Stirling, Scotland|
|School||Ballahouston Academy, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||20|
|Address||48 McLachlan Street, Northcote, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, James Alex Ross, 48 McLachlan Street, Northcote, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||29th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No 2), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Alice ROSS, 99 Arthurton Road, Northcote, Victoria. Native of Scotland|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1915; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.
'Identification Disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except the soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE 19.7.16.' on the authority of Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section, from War Office.
A handwritten note on the bottom of the B.103 notes, 'buried in Fromelles sheet 36 N 22 B & D'.
Red Cross File No 2360509 has statement from 1057 Pte E.J. AMY, D Company, 29th Bn, 21 December 1918: 'On morning of 20th July 1916 at Fleurbaix in our attack we were cut off, he was wounded by bullet, hit in abdomen. We were lying out on the field until the following morning. I left them and tried to get back. We had bandaged him up, when I left he was unconscious, but in a bad way, he did not leave any message.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ROSS James Hugh
Red Cross file 2360509