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Raymond Glenara ROSS

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Surname: ROSS

Forename(s): Raymond Glenara

Place of Birth: Taunton, Somerset

Service No: ---

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 331st Brigade

Division: 66th (2/East Lancashire) Division

Age: 29

Date of Death: 1918-04-04

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 7 to 10.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Raymond Glenara Ross was the son of Raymond St. George and Nellie Josephine Ross, née Barnes. Raymond senior was born at Manchester and Nellie at Litherland, Lancashire.

1891 Worcester, Worcestershire Census: 29, Britannia Square - Raymond Glenara Ross, aged 2 years, born Taunton, Somerset, son of Raymond St. George Ross (married).

1901 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 3, Brooklands Avenue - Raymond Glenara Ross, aged 12 years, born Taunton, Somerset, son of Raymond St. George and Nellie Josephine Ross.

1911 Burnley, Lancashire Census: Rose Hill - Raymond Glenara Ross, aged 22 years, born Taunton, Somerset, son of Raymond St. George and Nellie Josephine Ross.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Lieut Raymond Glenara Ross, Royal Field Artillery (TF). Theatre of War first served in: France. Date of entry therein: 13 March 1917. Correspondence: R. St. G. Ross, Esqr (Father), Rose Hill House, Burnley.

Raymond is commemorated on Burnley Grammar School Roll of Honour and the 'Service Roll of Martins Bank'.

Photograph: ‘Burnley Express’ (20 April 1918).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Lieutenant Raymond Glenara ROSS

Lieutenant Raymond Glenara ROSS

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 66th (2/East Lancashire) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 66th (2/East Lancashire) Division

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Surname: ROSS

Forename(s): Raymond Glenara

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Rank: Lt

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery

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Died Date: 04/04/18

Died How: Killed in action

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Notes: (Territorial)

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Surname: ROSS

Forename(s): Raymond Glenara

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit:

Age: 29

Awards:

Died Date: 04/04/1918

Additional Information: Son of Maj. Raymond Ross and Nellie Josephine Ross, of Rose Hill House, Burnley.

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'Burnley Express’ (20 April 1918)

(Kindly supplied by the website: Burnley in the Great War)

BURNLEY OFFICER KILLED

Borough Analyst’s Bereavement

Major Raymond Ross, the Burnley Borough Analyst, who has been serving since just after the outbreak of the war with the East Lancashire Regt., and is now at Marske-on-Sea, has received official intimation of his eldest son’s death in action on the 4th inst.

Lieut. Raymond Glenara Ross was born in Somerset, and afterwards lived with Major and Mrs. Ross in Worcester, coming with them to Burnley in 1900. At the age of 13 he paid a six months’ visit to relatives in the West Indies. For some years he attended the Burnley Grammar School, and when war broke out he was in the Nelson branch of the Bank of Liverpool. He joined the East Lancashire R.F.A. in November, 1915 – the earliest date his health allowed. He trained at various places in England, and for some time acted as an instructor in gunnery and field telephony. In March, 1917, he went with a R.F.A. brigade to France. Since then he has been constantly in action, and was in both the advances on Passchendaele Ridge. Lieut. Ross, who was aged 29 years, was afterwards on the Somme, and his last letters told of strenuous fighting. He was much beloved by his men, and cheerful and bright under the most adverse circumstances.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1918

ROSS Raymond Glenara of Rose Hill House Burnley died 4 April 1918 in France Administration London 21 October to Raymond St. George Ross major-general H.M. Army. Effects £167 10s. 11d.

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Bank of Liverpool & Martins Limited War Memorial at Barclays Bank, Water Street, Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool & Martins Limited War Memorial at Barclays Bank, Water Street, Liverpool

The identical memorial that was at the Skipton and other branches are lost

Courtesy of David Hearn (War Memorials Online project)

Burnley Grammar School Roll of Honour

Burnley Grammar School Roll of Honour

© Mike Townend (WMR-10653)

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