Cadet Donald Ross

Conflictfull listWW1
UnitMercantile Marine Steam Ship 'Ava'
Service No
Born29/10/1900
ParentsJohn and Maryann Ross (nee Cumming) of Springwell, Embo
Died26.1.17 aged 16 when SS 'Ava' was lost on the first day.

John Ross, aged about 12, acting as a bare-foot caddy to a lady and gentleman playing golf at the Royal Dornoch Golf Club 1912.     Extract from photograph Historylinks Catalogue No 2010.087

Died: 26.1.17 aged 16 when SS 'Ava' was lost on the first day out of Liverpool on passage to Dakar and Rangoon with a cargo of coal and general supplies. The 'Ava' (5076 tons) was presumed sunk by torpedo (possibly by U45) with the loss of 92 lives, no survivors.

Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial, Glasgow

Last updated 12 August 2016

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