Lot Archive


№ 349


29 November 1996

Hammer Price:

Pair: Second Lieutenant D. O. Ross, Cameron Highlanders, formerly Northumberland Fusiliers
1914-15 Star
(12160 Sgt., North’d Fus.); British War Medal (2. Lieut.) with Memorial Plaque, rank officially re-impressed and erasure after name, good extremely fine (3)

Second Lieutenant Donald Ord Ross, 6th Battn. Cameron Highlanders was killed in action 11 April 1917. The Regimental history states “ Among the many heavy losses the Battalion sustained were 2. Lieut. Ross and Begbie both magnificent physical specimens of young manhood who did not know the meaning of the word fear. They were both last seen wounded, but still crawling towards the enemy lines and using their revolvers to good effect!”.