ROSS, John

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
CH/X 110710
Died : 
Saturday, July 17, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
19
Cemetery/Memorial: 
John Ross 40 Commando
Marine John Ross died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 
Extract from the Yorkshire Evening Post
"First known Pudsey casualty of the Sicilian campaign is Royal Marine Commando John Ross (19), only son of Mr and Mrs. Joseph Ross of Southroyd Park, who was killed in July. He joined the Marines in August 1942 and volunteered for the Commandos four months later. Before joining up he worked for local engineering firms."
 
Sources
CWGC.
British Newspaper Archive / Yorkshire Evening Post Thursday 30 September 1943.
[Image] Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board.
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