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Walter Keech ROSS

Regimental number7276
Place of birthBourke, New South Wales
OccupationBaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.9
Next of kinMr Walter Thomas Ross, Wellington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years as Bugler, G Company, 3rd Infantry Regiment (resigned owing to unit's disbandment as infantry).
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharge date16 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Imbros, Western Front

Married Esther WELLSTEAD, spinster, The Register Office, Wareham, 19 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Desmosthenes', 18 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit: gas poisoning), 16 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death2 March 1950
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROSS Walter Keech

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