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30/12/2015 The CWGC record Lance Corporal Ross as the son of Robert and Julia Ross, of 20 Linview Street, Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Robert as age 15 living with the family at house 12 in Brewery or New Street, Castleblayney, County Monaghan. His father was a Railway Station Master for the Great North Railway.
30/12/2015 By the time of the 1911 census, Robert no longer lived with the family, who were now living at Linview Street in Belfast.
30/12/2015 Family: Robert Ross, Julia Ross, Edith Maude Ross (born about 1885), Robert Stewart Ross (born about 1886), Albert Reginald Ross (born about 1895), Myrtle Olive Ross (born about 1898) , William Gordon Ross (born about 1903).
30/12/2015 Robert worked at Gunning’s Factory at Millburn in Cookstown. He is listed on the Gunning’s Factory Memorial.
30/12/2015 Robert Ross enlisted in Belfast.
30/12/2015 Lance Corporal Robert Ross was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at the Battle of Neuve-Chapelle on 11th March 1915.
30/12/2015 Robert Ross was the son of Robert and Julia Ross. Robert was born in Dundalk about 1886.
30/12/2015 On his anniversary in 1916 his aunt, Sara E Barfoote from Lissan, inserted a memorial notice in the local paper.
30/12/2015 Inserted by his loving aunt, S E Barfoote
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 11th March 1916:
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30/12/2015 ROSS – Killed in action, at Neuve Chapelle, on 11 March 1915, Corporal R Ross.
30/12/2015 ‘No more we’ll clasp thy loving hand,
30/12/2015 Nor hear the voice now stilled,
30/12/2015 Till we reach the land where you’ll proudly stand,
30/12/2015 ‘Midst earth’s heroes – in action killed.’
30/12/2015 Lance Corporal Ross has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 42-43 at Le Touret Memorial, France.
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