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Samuel ROSS

Regimental number2639
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressMount Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4.5"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinFather, S Ross, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date24 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1389A Pte John Atkinson ROSS MM, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 14 December 1918; 1351 Pte George Archibald ROSS, 15th Bn, killed in action, 31 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 24 July 1919.

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

Died at Ardoyne Convalescent Hospital, Queensland. AWM Biographical Card gives date of death as '14 or 14 March 1931'.

Date of death14 March 1931
Age at death39
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROSS Samuel

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