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Cyril Mervan McROSS

Regimental number1952
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKewell PO, Kewell via Murtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss Florence Catherine Russell, Kewell PO, Kewell via Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 months in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date20 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karagola', 30 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gas poisoning), Melbourne, 20 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 June 1980
Age at death84
Place of burialSpringvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, McROSS Cyril Mervan

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