Second Lieutenant Richard Ross M.C.

Second Lieutenant Richard Ross, M.C. 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 25th September 1916, aged 22, during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of Emily and the late Richard Ross of the Bungalow, North Road, Sherborne, Dorset and had been born at Rutherford, Maxton. Like his brother he had been educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh and served there in the O.T.C. from where he enlisted as a Corporal and was commissioned in November 1914. He was awarded his Military Cross in June 1916. He fell in the capture of Lesboeufs and is buried in Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France. His brother Thomas also fell ( see above for details ). His Headstone is inscribed ” Dickon 3rd Son Of Richard Ross Rutherford, Roxburgh, Scotland”. The photographs show troops on the Somme with the colour image depicting a peaceful Somme landscape today.. ( His brothers Thomas and James also fell – see below ).

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