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Private 3568

59th Battalion

Meeniyan, Victoria

His mother, Julia Ross of Tarwin

Meeniyan on 27/7/1915

Age 21 years, 6 foot, 11 stone, grey eyes and light brown hair



He was missing in action on 19/7/1916 at the Battle of Fromelle & deemed to be killed by a Court of Enquiry

His name is on the VC Corner Memorial Fromelle France.

He and his family were from Tarwin and Meeniyan

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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