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George Angus ROSS

Regimental number374
Place of birthSt. Arnaud, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address143 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Katherine Ross, 143 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 October 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBedford House Cemetery, Enclosure No.4 (Plot I, Row F, Grave No.10),Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
74
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Catherine ROSS, 45 Surrey Road, South Yarra, Victoria.
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He established communication to a strong point. Later, accompanied by only one man, he dispersed an enemy bombing attack. He displayed great courage and initiative throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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