Private John Ross

Private John V. Ross, 21st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. He was killed in action in France on 24th March 1918 on the third day of the German Spring Offensive ( Operation Michael ) and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, France. ( The Memorial has his Unit as the York and Lancaster Regiment so it may be that this was his Regiment before all the Regimental machine gun sections were amalgamated into what became the M.G.C. in October 1915 ). Before the War he had been a keen member of the Berwick Amateur Rowing Club. The M.G.C. used the Vickers water cooled gun in both defensive and offensives roles. The photographs show  Allied troops preparing to resist the advancing Germans.

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