Ross, Walter Urquhart

24 September 1886 to 22 February 1916

War Service:
Captain WALTER URQUHART ROSS of ‘B’ Company, 8th battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) died on 22 February 1916, of wounds sustained two days earlier when a shell hit the dugout serving as ‘B’ company HQ. He had joined the Argyll and Southerland Highlanders as a private in November 1914. He was commissioned into the RWK in October 1915 being promoted to captain a month later.

He is buried in Lissenthoek Military Cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Dunstan’s College and in the pages of the History of The Old Dunstonian Rugby Football Club.

He was born on 24 September 1886, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ross; husband of Cecilia Ross, of "Overstrand," 27, Quernmore Rd., Bromley. He was educated at Forest Hill Middle School and St Dunstan’s College, Catford from 1895-1902. He captained the rugby team and later, with others, formed the Old Dunstonian Rugby Football Club of which he was secretary until the outbreak of war. After the war one of the College Houses was named after him.

The Times 24 February 1916
St Dunstan's College Roll of Honour 1914-1919 : D W Collett, BA (1988)

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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