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Sergeant Robert Ross (Balintore)

- Service No. 22158

Cite Bonjean Cemetery, Armentieres

Sergeant Robert Ross was born in the parish of Tarbat. He was living at 1 Bank Street, Balintore. Robert went to France with the 4th Seaforths in November 1914.
After surviving several severe engagements he was killed in action on 15th August, 1916.
Robert married two months before his death. His widow received a letter of sympathy from Sergt.-Major Burnett. She also received a letter from Lieut. J. MacGregor Mills part of which is reproduced here; “It is with great regret that I have to report to you that your husband was killed in action yesterday morning at seven. I can realise what a loss this is to you, for we ourselves have learned to love and admire him. As my section sergeant for many months, we have gone through much together. In the tightest corners, he has always been the one I looked to, and never has he failed. Cool, and strong, and resolute, he has proved himself the finest soldier I have met in my experience as an officer. In the three weeks we were in the thick of it, he bore a charmed life, and it [remainder missing]."

Remembered with Honour Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres