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.