Lt. Col. Angus Ross

Lieutenant Colonel Angus Ross was born in Portree around 1876. He was working in Portree as the Inspector for the Poor when War was declared in August 1914.

He had been a member of the Volunteer Force and volunteered to serve overseas with the 4th Camerons. He was wounded in the leg in his first action at Neuve Chapelle in March 1915. He was sent home but returned to France in time to take part in the Battle of the Somme. He was again sent home as a result of his earlier wound and while at home was Commissioned and Gazetted into the recently formed Labour Corps and continued working in France helping with the rebuilding of the country. For his work at this time he was awarded the Order of the British Empire.

He finally left the Army in February 1920 and was holidaying with his family in Aberdeen when he became ill and died on 15 August 1920. His death was attributed to his service.

He was aged 44 years.

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