Roy Leigh Ross

Name   Roy Leigh Ross

Number    Private 3568

Battalion    59th Battalion

Place of Birth   Meeniyan

Next of Kin   His mother, Julia Ross of Tarwin

Date and place of enlistment   Meeniyan on 27/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 21 years, 6 foot, 11 stone, grey eyes and light brown hair

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action on 19/7/1916 at Fleubaix at the Battle of Fromelle and was declared to have been killed on that date at a Court of Enquiry held on 29/8/1917

Location of grave or memorial

His name is on the VC Corner Memorial Fromelle France.

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his family were from Tarwin and Meeniyan

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 27/7/15 He enlisted in Meeniyan
  • 11/10/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Nestor
  • 30/12/15 He had a septic throat and went to the Australian General Hospital Heliopolis Cairo
  • 2/1/16 He was diagnosed with mumps and discharged on 30/1/16

* 26/2/16 He was allotted to the 59th Battalion at Tel el Kebir. He had been in the 7th Battalion

  • 18/6/16 He embarked Alexandria
  • 26/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 19/7/16 He was missing in action at Fromelle
  • 29/8/17 A Court of Enquiry held concluded he was killed in action on 19/7/16
  • 16/1/18 Julia Ross wrote asking for a death certificate
  • 13/9/22 Julia Ross send stamps to pay for the photo of her son’s grave
  • 2/11/16 His widowed mother Julia was granted 2 pounds a week from

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  • 12/10/21 Mrs. Ross received his scroll and plaque.
  • 31/8/20 Mrs. Ross received the medals
  • 26/1/23 Mrs. Ross received the victory medal
  • His brother Thomas Ewan Ross also served.

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