The Men

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T W Y

ROSS, WILLIAM DOWNIE

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Rank:
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Fusilier
2391043
01/10/1944
29
Royal Welch Fusiliers 4th Bn.
I. E. 1.

William Downie Ross was born 25th August 1915. He was killed during the battle for Reusel. Initially buried at Steensel.

The information his mother was given about his death was that he had just been promoted and stood up to give orders to his men – he was shot in the back as he stood up.

George Ross gave me information on his brother William. He also included a letter about both of them and another brother James who were all fighting in the area at the same time.

George Grant Ross, now 91, was wounded on 23rd October 1944, he was in Blackwatch Regiment and received a medal from the Dutch government for the liberation of Holland.  Something I never knew. He was in Eindhoven when injured. He was given permission after the death of William to see the other brother James. Believe it or not he is also still alive! 

Initial gravesite at Steensel.

William `Bill` his wedding with Edna on the 30th of June 1943.