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Thomas ROSS

Regimental number6664
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressBourke Street, Zetland, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Thomas Ross, Bourke Street, Zetland, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
From Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish the embarkation details of individual officers and men: 6 officers and 156 others embarked on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' from Melbourne on 10 November 1915; 1 officer and 50 others embarked on HMAT A58 'Kabringa' from Melbourne on 8 November 1915; 1 officer and 16 others embarked on HMAT A2 'Geelong' from Adelaide on 12 November 1915; 1 officer and 4 others embarked on HMAT A13 'Katuna' from Adelaide on 9 November 1915; and
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the neighbourhood of BELLICOURT on the morning of 29th September 1918, this N.C.O. displayed great coolness and untiring energy as a runner and a guide. When at the first stage of the advance the O.C. Bearer Division had not yet established communication with the Battalion Medical Officers, this N.C.O. went through heavy shell and machine gun fire, found and established communication with the Regimental Aid Posts. Although, having injured his knee on duty on a dark night, he remained on duty until relieved two days later. For his coolness, total disregard of danger and untiring energy as a guide, he materially assisted in the evacuation of wounded in an extraordinarily difficult situation. His gallantry and devotion to duty are worthy of special reward.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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