Cadet Donald Ross

Conflictfull listWW1
UnitMercantile Marine Steam Ship 'Ava'
Service No
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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