Lieutenant Richard Ross M.C.

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 Richard and Emily Ross of the Bungalow, North Road, Sherborne, Dorset and had been born at Rutherford, Maxton. 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 ). The C.W.G.C. site gives his rank as Second Lieutenant. His Headstone is inscribed ” Dickon 3rd Son Of Richard Ross Rutherford, Roxburgh, Scotland”. The illustration is an artist’s impression of the attack on Les Boeufs.

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