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Percy John ROSS

Place of birthToowoomba Queensland
OccupationPublic servant
AddressTreasury, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMrs M L Ross, James Street West, Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military service1st Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455, 28 January 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44, 6 April 1916.
Recommendation date: 2 May 1915

Military Cross

Recommendation date: Refers 6 August 1915 Lone Pine

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 4 March 1917

Brevet Major

Recommendation date: 7 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in the attack on Lone Pine on 6th and 7th August 1915, when he kept his gun in action for forty-eight hours, although continuously attacked at close range by superior gun fire. His gun emplacement was several times almost completely demolished and he himself was finally wounded. Lt. Ross rendered very valuable assistance to the infantry in the attack through his determination to keep his gun in action at all costs.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 28
Date: 24 February 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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