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Malcolm Ross



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Malcolm AWMM
  • Surname
    Ross AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 July 1862 AWMM Saddle HillOtago AWMM
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Le Quesnoy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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  • Occupation before enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Husband of Forrestina Elizabeth (1860-1936) and father of Noel Ross (6/134)

    Journalist and together with his wife Forrestina popularised mountaineering through their writings in newspaper articles.

    Was a reporter in Samoa 1899

    In Samoa in 1914 with the Samoan Advance

    Appointed Official War Correspondent WW1 but was never attested, only attached to NZEF, and there was not allocated a service number.

    Reported from the Dardanelles 1915

    Evacuated to Egypt late 1915

    Published "Light and shade in war" 1916

    Edited with his wife, "Noel Ross and his work" 1919 a memorial to their son who died of typhoid fever

    Contributed the New Zealand chapter in "The Empire at War" edited by Sir Charles Lucas

    After the war he returned to work as a journalist and worked as a correspondent for the Press and Otago Daily Times AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    15 April 1930 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Karori Crematorium, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Obituary: Evening Post, 15 April 1930

    Obituary: New Zealand Alpine Journal, 4 no. 17 (1930) AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Ross, N. (1919). Noel Ross and his work. London, England: E. Arnold. AWMM
      Noel Ross and his work. (1919). London, Edward Arnold. Compiled as a memorial by for their son, Noel. AWMM
    • Ross, M., & Ross, N. (1916). Light and Shade in War. London, England: Edward Arnold. AWMM
    • Ross, M. (1899). A souvenir of New Zealand's response to the Empire's call. Wellington, N.Z.: McKee. AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Obituary: Evening Post, 15 April 1930 AWMM
    • New Zealand Alpine journal AWMM
      Obituary: New Zealand Alpine Journal, 4 no. 17 (1930) AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2018). Le Quesnoy, 1918 : New Zealand's Last Battle. Auckland, New Zealand : Oratia. AWMM
    • The Le Quesnoy Campaign research was undertaken by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists as part of the development of New Zealand Liberation Museum - Te Arawhata (Le Quesnoy France). This research project was led by CJ Barbour (NZSG), BI Silvester, HH Farrant (NZMHS) with the support of NZSG volunteers (2022). The individuals included in this research data set were verified as serving in Le Quesnoy. AWMM

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