Ross, Dudley Bruce (Gunner, b.1892 - d.1984))

Unit 13th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
Accession Number 3DRL/6617
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 6 ITEMS
Object type Diary
Maker Ross, Dudley Bruce
Place made At sea, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/088/032
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the First World War service of 30001 Gunner Dudley Bruce Ross, 13th Field Artillery Brigade. Collection consists of diaries covering the voyage from Australia on troopship "Aeneas", training in England and service in France.

History / Summary

Prior to the war Ross had studied law, a career he continued upon his return in 1919. He was a member of the Council of Law Society from 1936 to 1952 and was the Society's president from 1947 to 1949. During the Second World War, Ross returned to military service, serving as a legal officer with the rank of Captain. At the conclusion of the Second World War, he became King's Council in 1945 and was appointed to the Supreme Court Bench in 1952. He became Chief Justice in the late 1950s and retired in 1962. He was created a Knight in the Order of the Bath in 1962.

Outside of his legal career, Ross was Chancellor for the Dioceses of Adelaide and Willochra, President of the Church of England's Boys Home, President of the Kindergarten Union of South Australia, and a mason with the SPSC Lodge. Sir Dudley Bruce Ross passed away at the age of 92 on 19 November 1984.