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21 Apr 1882
Warwickshire
Wife: Sarah Jane, nee Tite, married 1906. Sarah had married John V Mears in 1895 but he had died in 1901. Son Charles Leslie born 1909 and Sarah's son, George Mears. Lived at 6 Beresford Street, Mansfield.
Gardener
13 Jul 1915
33
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PO/33(s)
6 Beresford Street, Mansfield.
Private
Royal Marine Light Infantry
Enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters and transferred to RMLI on 16/09/1914. Embarked on 28/02/1915 and landed in Gallipoli in late April 1915. Ross was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
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