Private Francis Adrian Oscar Herbert Ross

Service number 6305
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Stockinbingal
Death Date 1917-09-20
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Francis Adrian Oscar Ross (6305, 9th Battalion) was born in Stockinbingal, NSW. He was working on a farm at Proserpine, Queensland, when he enlisted in April 1916. Francis was killed by a high explosive shell during action at Polygon Wood on 20 September 1917. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Francis’ mother wrote that he was 17 years, 8 months and 18 days of age at the time of his death.



Date of enlistment 10 April 1916
Date of embarkation 07 September 1916
Date of death 20 September 1917
Date of fate 20 September 1917