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Ross, Edward Henry - OBE

Rank : Lieutenant Colonel

Unit : 2nd Bn, Depot

Biography :

Edward Henry Ross was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in The Leicestershire Regiment (nominated by authorities of University or College) on 23.5.1900. Promoted Lieutenant April 1902. Serving in 2nd Bn at Colchester in 1905 and 1906, in the latter year being transferred to the Depot. In 1907 he was in command of A Company of the Depot. Promoted Captain on 4.9.1908. Seconded for service with the Egyptian Army on 17.9.1908; served on the Atwot Dinka Patrol 1910, for which he was awarded the Sudan Medal in April 1910. Promoted Major on 4.9.1915. Returned from duty with the Egyptian Army on 20.10.1916, and served in 8th Bn The Manchester Regiment in Gallipoli from 10.6.1915 (he was CO of that Bn for the three weeks 23.6.1915 to 16.7.1915) and later on the Western Front. On 9.3.1919 in the acting rank of Lt Col he became OIC No. 2 Infantry Record Office at Hamilton, where he was responsible for the administration of all soldier ranks of the Scottish Regiments. He was awarded the O.B.E (L.G. 3.6.1919) and the "Fourth Class of the Order of the Nile, which Decoration has been conferred upon him by His Highness the Sultan of Egypt." (Edinburgh Gazette 26.7.1919). He went onto Half Pay List on 1.3.1922 reverting to Major. He retired on 7.7.1922 and was granted the rank of Lt Col. He died in 1949, aged 71 years. A case of his Medals and Decorations were presented to the Regimental Museum in 1950 by his widow, and are in the collection of Leicester Arts & Museums Service.

Date of Birth : 2.12.1877

Date of Death : 2.5.1949

Place of Death : Kirby Muxloe, Leics

Period of Service : 1900-1922

Conflicts : WW1

Places Served : England, Egypt, The Sudan, Gallipoli, France and Flanders, Scotland

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