Piper Leslie Ross

Piper Leslie Ross, 4th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed by accident on 7th January 1945, aged 23. He was the son of David and Catherine Ross of Eccles and is buried in Brunssum War Cemetery, Holland. He was the brother of Albert Ross ( also 4th Battalion ) who owned the Wood Yard just outside Coldstream. He was killed during a Mine lifting operation when 2,300 mines accidentally exploded killing 20 K.O.S.B. and 70 Royal Engineers. He had been born at Meggat, St Marys Loch and was a keen member of the Local Territorial Army Detachment. His two brothers also served, David with the Royal Artillery and Albert with the R.A.S.C. attached to the Guards Division . His father had served through out the Great War with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps where he had been Mentioned In Dispatches. He is also commemorated on the Lauder War Memorial.

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