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Donald ROSS

Regimental number208
Place of birthTaralga New South Wales
OccupationHospital attendant
AddressTaralga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Chas Ross, Taralga, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE, on the early morning of the 19th. August 1916, while carrying wounded from the R.M.O. of the 6th Battalion, Pte. ROSS and his squad were repeatedly buried by shell explosions, despite this and the fact that some of his stretcher squad were severely shaken, Pte. ROSS continued to organise and lead stretcher bearers in the collection of wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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