Ross, David Gordon: Service no. 651715

Digitized Service Record

Source: Bruce in Khaki. : Vol. I. No. 1. (October 12, 1917.) page 8.

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Bruce in Khaki. : Vol. I. No. 1. (October 12, 1917.) page 8.

KINCARDINE

On Friday last Mr. Robert Ross received the following telegram from Ottawa:

“Sincerely regret to inform you that 651715 Pte. Gordon Ross, infantry, officially admitted to 23rd casualty clearing station, August 9th, 1917. Gunshot wounds in arms. Will send further particulars when received.”

Director of Records

The many friends of this gallant young soldier will be sorry to hear of his being put out of action, and will hope that the nature of his wounds are not serious.

He went over with the 160th, in which he was a sergeant, but being anxious to get to the front, he gave up his stripes and was drafted to France, finally landing with the 18th Battalion. He was under Major Kenneth McCrimmon, who states he was one of the bravest, and most fearless soldiers he had ever met. Major McCrimmon was most sorry to hear of his being wounded.

Ed. note. – We are pleased to report that Pte. Ross is getting along nicely and has been able to visit the boys in camp.

Source: Bruce in Khaki. : Vol. I. No. 1. (October 12, 1917.) page 8.

Ross, David Gordon: Service no. 651715.
Found this today. A rare instance of a soldier being taken on strength with one battalion, the 21st, and then transferred to another, the 18th. Could this be because this soldier was from a geographic area that normally went to the 18th (Western Ontario Regiment)?

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