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Byron John ROSS

Place of birthGlen Innes New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressGlen Innes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, John Ross, 'Balambata', Alt Street, Haerfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies and Signallers November 1917 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. With the forward infantry during an attack he got earliest information and was of the greatest use. In charge of the officers' patrol, he sent back valuable reports to the infantry. Throughout he carried out his duties in a most fearless manner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Discharge date25 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 26 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 20 April 1918.

On Command, Ordnance School, Southampton, 4 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 June 1918; taken on strength, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, 12 June 1918, and posted to 46th Battery.

Detached to XV Corps Gas School, 23 June 1918; rejoined unit, 2 August 1918.

Transferred to 45th Battery, 8 September 1918.

Awarded Military Cross.

Admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 27 October 1918 (injury, head); transferred to England, 30 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; appointment terminated (discharged) (medically unfit: neurasthenia), 25 April 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 503 Byron ROSS for first period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROSS Byron John

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