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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Pte. James Ross Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
DerekR wrote:
World War I Scottish Players Killed
J Ross 5 1901


(Glasgow Herald 21st November 1914)


Thanks to dalblair for identifying him, he advises that he is also listed on the Fettes WM and in the updated, unpublished, ROH.

CWGC
Name: ROSS, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Scottish)
Unit Text: 1st/14th Bn.
Date of Death: 01/11/1914
Service No: 2565
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 54.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: ROSS
Firstname: James
Service Number: 2563 (2565 is correct)
Date Death: 01/11/1914
Place of birth: Rutherford Roxburgh
SNWM roll: LONDON SCOTTISH
Rank: Pte

Derek.



Named on the Maxton Parish War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

JAMES ROSS. LONDON SCOTTISH.
James Ross age 34 Private (2565) 1/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish)
In 1891 James was at Cargilfield School in Leith and continued his education at Fettes College in Edinburgh. He played rugby with the London Scottish which he captained in 1901/2 and in 1904/5 and he was capped for Scotland five times between 1901&03. By 1908 he was a stockbroker living at Throgmorton Street, London. In 1911 he was living with widowed mother Emily Harriet Ross at Hazelwood, Warlingham, Surrey and they were at Starrock Court, Chipstead, Surrey when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre in September 1914 and they were in action at Messines six weeks later where James was killed.
Born 1880 at Rutherford, Maxton. Son of the late Richard Ross (died 1908) of Rutherford, Maxton and Emily Harriet (Johnson) Ross.
Missing in Action on 1 November 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Cargilfield School memorial, the Fettes College memorial and on the Chipstead Village War Memorial.

Two of his brothers also fell

Richard (Dickon) Ross, Military Cross age 22 Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in Action on 25 September 1916.

Thomas Stewart Ross age 18 Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died of Wounds on 13 November 1918.
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