John Charles ROSS DCM

ROSS, John Charles

Service Number: 2743
Enlisted: 28 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Waurn Ponds, Vic., 1892
Home Town: Belmont, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Memorials: Geelong Football Club Honour Roll, Waurn Ponds Shire of South Barwon Honor Roll, Winchelsea WWI Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2743, 29th Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 2743, 29th Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 2743, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne

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Distinguished Conduct Medal

'At Morlancourt, on the night of 29 July, 1918, when a platoon was held up by an enemy machine gun post, he most gallantly rushed the post, and personally killed several of the enemy. Later in the day his company found itself almost out of ammunition, and he, with three men, went back and collected 6,000 rounds, and in broad daylight, and under heavy machine gun fire, safely delivered the ammunition to the front line troops. Throughout the whole operations he set a splendid example of courage and untiring devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919