|Unit||Mercantile Marine Steam Ship 'Ava'|
|Parents||John and Maryann Ross (nee Cumming) of Springwell, Embo|
|Died||26.1.17 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