John Ross

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Aberdeen
  • Service no: 3/4705
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 33
  • Date of Death: 20.07.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.F.26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address: 2 Park Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jessie Rennie, (partner) 11 Larch St, Dundee

  • Children:

    John, born 21.06.1905, Annie, born 12.08.1909 & Jessie, born 09.05.1912

More about John Ross

John Ross   3/4705  Gordon Highlanders


Private John Ross, of the 3d Gordon Highlanders, who is officially reported to have died of wounds on 20th July.  Private Ross was previously officially reported killed after the battle of Neuve, but wrote to his wife some time afterwards stating that he was quite well.  He was a Reservist, and was previously employed as a dock labourer.  Deceased was 34 years of age.  He is survived by a widow and three children, who reside at 2 Park Lane.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 3rd September 1915

William Webster   10522 Royal Scots Fu

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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