Thursday 12 January 2012

Private John Ross

Born on 9 March 1890 in Dundee, Scotland - husband of Margaret Ross, Point Saint Charles, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as fitter; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34.2 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 26 May 1915 (number 411157) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 2 or 3 June 1916.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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