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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
Letter page 28

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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