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Roy Leigh ROSS

Regimental number3568
Place of birthMeeniyan, Victoria
SchoolMeeniyan State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressTarwin, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height6' 0"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Ross, Tarwin, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMeeniyan, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Neil and Ross, Tarwin, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Helipolis, 2 January 1916 (mumps); discharged, 18 January 1916.

Allotted to and proceeded to join 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROSS Roy Leigh

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