Ivan James Ross was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and a Labourer when he enlisted in the 60th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 13 March 1916 at the age of 20. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916. He transferred from the 60th battalion to the 58th Battalion and proceeded overseas to France in November 1916. A year later, on 15 November 1917 he was detached fir duty to HW 15th Australian Infantry Brigade. In September 1918 he was wounded in action, suffering from gas poisoning, and was hospitalised until deemed fit enough to re-join his unit on 15 November 1918. According to his records he com pelted the rest of his tour of duty without major incident, illness or injury, returning to Australia on 10 June 1919.
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