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Bryon ROSS

Regimental number503
Date of birth5 November 1889
Place of birthGlen Innes, New South Wales
Other NamesByron John
Address'Balaclava', Glen Innes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Ross, 'Balaclava', Glen Innes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 10 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 27 June 1915 (shell wound, right thigh); transferred to Egypt, and admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, 8 July 1915; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Hospital, Mena, 16 August 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 21 October 1915.

Slightly wounded, 7 November 1915, and rejoined unit same day.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 21 November 1915; promoted Corporal, 17 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, 17 January 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty. 17 February 1916.

Transferred to 47th Battery, 24 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 10 June 1916.

Promoted sergeant, 24 June 1916.

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 15 August 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 4 February 1917 (injury, knee, and debility); transferred same day to 21st Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 9 February 1917.

Transferred to 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 26 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 30 May 1917 (gun shot wound, scrotum, right leg, head, left arm and hand), and admitted to 9th Field Ambulance; transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 31 May 1917; to Ambulance Train same day, and admitted to No 7 Stationary Hospital (compound fracture, left face, severe); transferred to England, 2 June 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary hospital, Dartford (date not recorded); to Cobham Hall, 13 August 1917, pending return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Ulysses', 10 October 1917; disembarked Sydney, 12 December 1917.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee Byron John ROSS for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROSS Bryon

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