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Adam Ross

Date of Birth

8 August 1893


Borough Road College


 Teacher at C. of E.S., Bothal, Northumberland

Service number


WW1 rank


Royal Army Medical Corps, 57th Field Ambulance, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment

Theatre of war


Date of death

11 September 1917


Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Belgium (Grave/Memorial reference: II.D.3)


Private Adam Ross was the son of George and Jane Rachel Ross. He attended Borough Road College for two years, graduating with an Intermediate Arts qualification. Whilst at the college he competed in intercollege sport. On the 1915 BFSS Annual Report he is asterisked as ‘currently serving in HM forces’, and is listed as being destined for a teaching position at a school in ‘Bothal, N’land’ [Northumberland]. Ross enlisted into the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was killed on 11 September 1917, aged 24.


Entry on p.87 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/8/6, First name provided by Stephanie Hornett, 1915 Annual reports, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission)