ROSS, George Bowie
(Service number 7/2139)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 9 October 1895 Place of Birth Burkes Pass

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Donald ROSS, Burkes Pass
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin H. ROSS (mother), Burkes Pass
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 5 January 1972 Age 76 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Burkes Pass Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block P1, Plot 23
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Bowie Ross, born on 9 October 1895 at Burkes Pass, was the oldest son of Donald and Helen (née Bowie) Ross. He was educated at Milton and Burkes Pass schools. At the time of enlisting, George was a shepherd for his father at Burkes Pass. G. B. Ross, 7/2137, of Burkes Pass, returned to New Zealand per the “Kia Ora”, embarking at Liverpool in March 1919, the draft being due at Lyttelton on 7 May 1919. George married Leila Georgina Clarkson in 1934. He died on 5 January 1972, aged 76 years, and was buried in Burkes Pass Cemetery. Leila who was some 18 years younger than George lived till 1994.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [27 June 2020]; School Admission record [30 June 2020]; Burkes Pass Cemetery burial record (Mackenzie District Council) [30 June 2020]; New Zealand Times, 26 April 1919 (Papers Past) [27 June 2020]

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