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Ross William Stuart
6th Bn. Border Regiment
6 march 1892 , Brighton
23 july 1917
Son of Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Ross, of 19, Sackville Gardens, Hove, Sussex
His brother was also killed:
- Ross Robert Maynard
1st Bn. Worcestershire Regiment
4 march 1917
Fins New British Cemetery , Somme
He entered the Junior School , Brighton College in September, 1902 and Chichester House in September, 1905.
He had a distinguished athletic history at the College, winning his 1st XI. Football colours in 1909, 1910 and 1911, and 1st XI. Cricket in 1910 and 1911.
He was in the 1st VIII. Fives in 1909, 1910 and 1911, but perhaps his most remarkable achievement was his winning his 1st VIII. Gym colours for five years from 1906 to 1911.
He was one of the Editors of the Magazine from 1908 to 1911, and when he left for St. Catherine's College , Cambridge in 1911 was a Sergeant in the O.T.C.
He was also a School Prefect and a member of the Sixth Form.
La Brique Military Cemetery N°2
Plot I , Row A , Stone 5
22 december 1916
23 july 1917
On the outbreak of war Ross received a commission in the Border Regiment and served at both Gallipoli and in Egypt before, following his promotion to Lieutenant
Joining the 6th Battalion Border Regiment in Ypres area .
It was there that he and five others were killed by enemy shellfire while he was conducting a Lewis gun inspection as an acting Captain
We quote the following extract from a senior officer's letter:
"He was such a fine boy, and so well liked by us all.
We do miss him very much indeed, for we have lost a friend, a true soldier, and a very gallant gentleman.
One of nature's own."