William Ross

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 201133
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 31/07/1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 69 Caldrum Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Factory Worker
  • Mother:

    Susan Authurs Ross, 69 Caldrum St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Gardiner Ross

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Ross

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

201133 Pte. William Ross, 4/5th Black Watch, was a member of the battalion’s Signal Section listed as ‘missing’ on 31 July 1917.
He was the 20 year old son of Arthur and Susan Ross, 69 Caldrum Street, Dundee, and had been employed in Hillside Works before enlisting. Ross is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

DUNDEE SIGNALLER MISSING. Signaller William Ross, Black Watch, son of Mr Ross, 69 Caldrum Street, Dundee, has been posted as missing as from 31st July.
Signaller Ross, who is 20 years of age, enlisted in April, 1915, and had been in France about sixteen months. Prior to enlistment he was employed as a factory worker at Hillside Works, Hilltown, Dundee. The Courier, Tuesday, 4 September 1917, 3.

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