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Oswald Leslie ROSS

Regimental number684
Place of birthGawler South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressKing William Road, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Ross, King William Road, Hyde Park, South Australia
Enlistment date17 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date10 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2921 Pte Ernest Albert William ROSS, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 June 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Promoted Company Quarter Master Sergeant, August 1916; Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant, July 1917. Wounded, 20 May 1918 (France); rejoined unit, October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; disembarked, 31 May 1919; discharged, 10 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 May 1989
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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