|Place of birth||Richmond, Victoria|
|Address||Port Pirie, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Thomas Ross, Calrassie, Caulfield, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for military service on the grounds of defective vision)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the operations by the 32nd Battalion near BELLICOURT between 29th September and 1st October 1918, this man displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty. As a stretcher bearer he showed great gallantry throughout, repeatedly going into the open, under heavy shell and machine gun fire, dressing wounded. He was always the first to volunteer for dangerous tasks, and throughout showed an utter disregard for his own personal safety. His willingness, energy and untiring devotion to duty were an example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 9 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France from 8th Training Bn, 5 April 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 April 1917.
Marched out to unit, 8 April 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 12 April 1917.
Found guilty, 19 June 1917, of being absent without leave from 1400 hours, until 1530 hours, 15 June 1917: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Wounded in action and remained on duty, 28 September 1917.
On leave to the United Kingdom, 28 February 1918; rejoined unit, 23 March 1918.
Found guilty, 2 April 1918, of being absent without leave from 0730 hours, 14 March 1918, until 2130 hours, 16 March 1918: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 and a total forfeiture of 31 days' pay.
On leave to the United Kingdom, 21 January 1919; rejoined unit, 20 February 1919.
Detached to 15th Brigade Bn, 4 May 1919.
Awarded the Military Medal, no date stated.
Marched out to England, 15 May 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 3 June 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Chemnitz', 7 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 2 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 11 October 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ROSS Malcolm Roy|