Captain Basil James Ross




(1874 – 1948)



British War and Victory Medals (A. M. Ross); France, War Commemorative Medal 1914-18, bronze, with additional ‘Red Cross’ stitched onto ribbon; French Lady’s Association Medal 1914-18, bronze; French Lady’s Association Medal 1879, silver, last three unnamed

Basil James Ross joined the Sherwood Foresters in 1915 and was wounded on the 3rd September 1916.
Gained the rank of Captain on the 17th April 1917. Wounded by shellfire on the 27th September 1917.
At one time he served with the Sherwood Rangers at Bishops Stortford.
Also served with the North Staffordshire Regiment attached to the 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters in 1918.
He returned home to England sick on the 30th November 1918.

Basil James Ross, Esq., M.C., Capt. late Sherwood
Foresters, b. June 9, 1874; m. 1907, Avis Mary (d. 1924),
only d. of T. L. Wilkinson, Barr.-at-Law ; and has issue
—Maurice James Ross, Gentleman, Midshipman, R.N.,
b. 1908 ; Thomas Desmond Ross, Gentleman, Cadet R.N.,
b. 191 1. Res. — 37 De Vere Gardens, Kensington, W.8.