Sydney ROSS


ROSS, Sydney

Service Number: 1993
Enlisted: 8 May 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Camperdown, Inner West, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Brain haemorrhage, Fovant Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England., 31 May 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

8 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1993, 19th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1993, 18th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 28 and the son of James and Annie Ross; husband of Frances May Ross, of 153, Arundel St., Forest Lodge, Sydney.


Deaths Jun 1918   RosS Sydney 28 Wilton 5a 215

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by  Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 31st May......Private Sydney Ross was was born in 1890 in Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 13th May, 1915 as a 25 year old, married, Labourer from Camperdown, Sydney, NSW.

Private Ross joined 18th Battalion at Gallipoli Peninsula on 29th September, 1915.

Private Ross arrived in France on 25th March, 1916. He was found guilty at a Field Court Martial on 4th November, 1916 of wilfully injuring public property & had to pay ten francs.

Private Ross was admitted to Field Ambulance on 20th November, 1916 then transferred to England on Hospital Ship suffering from Enteritis & debility. He was admitted to 2nd London General Hospital, England on 17th December, 1916. He was discharged to duty on 29th January, 1917.

Private Ross was posted to No. 1 Command Depot at Perham Downs, Wiltshire, England on 2nd March, 1917, transferred to No. 4 Command Depot at Wareham, Dorset, England on 9th March, 1917 then posted to No. 3 Command Depot at Hurdcott, Wiltshire on 14th March, 1917. He was medically classified at fit for light duty for 4 weeks.

Private Ross was absent without leave from Hurdcott from noon on 18th April, 1917 until 10.15 pm on 18th April, 1917. He was awarded 5 days confined to Camp & forfeited a days’ pay.
Private Ross rejoined 18th Battalion on 3rd November, 1917. He was sent sick to Hospital on 13th January, 1918 with Scabies while posted in Belgium & rejoined his Unit the same day.

Private Sydney Ross was sent sick to Hospital on 21st February, 1918. He embarked for England on 11th March, 1918 on Hospital Ship St. Denis with chronic Pleurisy where he was admitted to Middlesex War Hospital, Clacton-on-Sea, England. Private Ross recovered & was posted to No. 3 Command Depot at Hurdcott, Wiltshire on 24th April, 1918 having been granted furlough.
Private Ross was sent sick to Brigade Hospital at Hurdcott on 30th May, 1918 with P.U.O. (Pyrexia (fever) of unknown origin). He was transferred & admitted to Military Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire on 30th May, 1918.

Private Sydney Ross died at 2.20 a.m. on 31st May, 1918 at the Military Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire, England. A Post Mortem was conducted & the cause of death was reported as Haemorrhage of the brain. He was buried in Compton Chamberlayne War Graves Cemetery, Wiltshire, England where 27 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)…