William George ROSS

Regimental number4508
Place of birthCoburg Dale Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs F C Richardson, Gladstone, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George Ross, c/o Mrs Lane, Woodlands, Camhama, Tasmania
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 30 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Showed great bravery and untiring energy during attack on the German positions on 5th November, 1916, north of FLERS. His duty was that of stretcher bearer, and he displayed great self sacrifice and disregard of personal safety in his work, returning repeatedly to No Man's Land under very heavy shell and rifle fire to rescue a number of wounded comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal