Lieutenant(N) Gordon Fraser Ross
SAC 1901-1913

Lt Gordon Fraser RossLieutenant (N) Gordon Fraser Ross was the son of John L. and Annie Fraser Ross, of 311 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Canada. He attended St Andrew's College for 12 years from 1901 to 1913.

He was killed in action at the Battle of Ostend on Friday 10 May 1918, aged 24 while serving on H. M. Motor Boat "No 254", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is buried in the Dover (St. James's) Cemetery, Kent, United Kingdom, Grave Reference Number: K. V. 16.  

The ensign from his launch was later given by his father for safe-keeping in the new Memorial Chapel in Aurora, where it is still displayed over the main door.

  • Attended Wright School at Dayton and received ACA Certificate No.347. 
  • Appointed Probationary Flight Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service, in Ottawa, 31 October 1915; 
  • Resigned commission, 25 August 1916. 
  • Killed in action 10 May 1918 with Motor Patrol Service during raid on Ostend (presumably with naval surface forces by then). 
A tablet to his memory was also dedicated on May 11th, 1919 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Bloor St East in Toronto which is the "regimental church" of the St. Andrew's Cadet Corps.
  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Gordon Fraser Ross. This page includes a link to his commemoration on Page 593 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.

Mentioned in Despatches

Mentioned by Vice Admiral Keyes for especially distinguished service during the second blocking operation. Effective 28 August 1918 (authority not given on DHist card).