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Victorian LSGC William Ross & sons 1915 Trio Yeoman Signals/Flying Officer George James Ross. HMS Collingwood at Jutland. Lochgelly, Fife.

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A very nice family lot of father and son.

Queen Victoria naval long service good conduct medal mounted for display named to.

Wm Ross sergt no2308 plymo rmli .

William Ross was born 20th September 1862 at Lochgelly, dunfermline., Fife a cloth sapper ? By occupation, he enlisted at Edinburgh on 20th June 1882 and was reengaged February 1894 .

His address on discharge being c/o Mrs Mitchell , 5 argyle Park terrace,  Edinburgh.

He was enrolled in Royal Fleet Reserve 18th July 1904 .

1915 trio mounted for display named.

1915 star 230135 g j Ross y s rn .

Bwm and victory 2 lieut g j Ross raf .

George James Ross was born at Stonehouse in Devon 14th October 1886 whist his father was serving there with Royal Marine Light Infantry.

He was brought up in dunfermline  in Scotland and gained employment with the Caledonian railway as a booking clerk on leaving school at 15 years old.

He enlisted as a boy 1st class in the Royal Navy 14th October 1904 .

He served on various ships and shore bases inc Vivid 1 , northampton , aboukir,  hibernia & impregnable.

He joined H.M.S Collingwood ( a St vincent class battleship) in June 1912 and served on board until January 1917 .

He would have been present with her at the battle of jutland where she saw action against several German cruisers and had two near misses with torpedos .

Prince Albert ( future King George vi was also serving on board Collingwood and was present at jutland).

In January 1917 Ross joined hms campania ( a seaplane tender and aircraft carrier . And served as acting warrant Officer observer I’m May 1917 on hms vindex a seaplane carrier .

Posted 22nd June 1917 to hms Furious an aircraft carrier he was admitted to hospital in October 1917 with a fractured clavicle ( possible flying accident ? )

Based on his later evidence during court trial he transferred to Royal naval Air Service in 1916 and was promoted to acting lieutenant in Royal Air Force in 1918 .

It seems he was  in sopwith pups

He retired in October 1931 with rank of Flying officer .

On retiring from raf he gained employed as secretary of the officers mess of royal Air force base at Halton.

Unfortunately he used mess funds to cover gambling debts ,after being questioned by mess members he packed up and fled to Scotland  , arrested he returned to England and was tried in court for fraud being sentenced to 3  months in prison .

1939 census shows him working for ministry of labour.

 

Inc are printouts of both mens service records and photocopies of the court case newspaper reports.

Victorian LSGC William Ross & sons 1915 Trio Yeoman Signals/Flying Officer George James Ross. HMS Collingwood at Jutland. Lochgelly, Fife.
£390.00

Availability: 1 in stock

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