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William ROSS

Regimental number13640
Place of birthDurham England
ReligionPlymouth Brethren
OccupationGardnener
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Ross, 9 Stratford Grove Terrace, Heaton, England
Enlistment date7 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Private ROSS was stationed with a stretcher squad on 5th April at a Bearer Relay Post between Lavieville and Buire, when the area was subjected to a heavy bombardment preparatory to an enemy attack. Seeing many casualties occurring among troops coming under the barrage as they were passing up in support, Private ROSS went out to their assistance under the heaviest shell fire. he showed the greatest coolness and resource in dressing the wounded and placing them in whatever shelter was available until he was able to return later with bearers and supervise their evacuation to the Dressing Station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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