Private Hugh Ross

Private Hugh Ross, 17th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in Flanders on 30th September 1918, aged 27, during the ” Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Currie, Midlothian  and was the son of High and Janet Ross of Motherwell and Hamilton and was the husband of Helen Ross of “The Mount “, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire. He is buried in Zantvoorde, British Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium. He had been in business as a grocer in Motherwell and was originally a member of the 2nd/1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry  before transferring to the Royal Scots in late 1917. He fell in the advance towards Wervicq which met strong German resistance and cost the Battalion 322 casualties in killed wounded and missing. 4 Officers were killed. The photos show troops in the ” Advance to Victory ” during the final 100 days of the War.

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