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William Hardy ROSS

Regimental number28
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMorgan Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 5.75"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Norah Ross, Morgan Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in Queensland Bushmen's Contingent, South Africa; 5 years in the Navy.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name9th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be William Hardy Ross on NR
Discharge date6 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 18 November 1917, for overland travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 6 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Harvey.

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