Harold Ross

Harold Ross was born in Leigh, Lancashire in 1909.

He was the son of John and Gertrude Ross of Morris Green, Bolton.

His father, John Ross, was a draughtsman and constructional engineer with his own business.

Harold was awarded a scholarship and attended BCIS from 15 September 1921 (form IIL) to 30 July 1925 (Form V). His brother, Edward, and sisters, Elsie and Edith, were also pupils.

He joined his father's constructional engineering firm after leaving School and became Chief Engineer. He was an Associate Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

He married Alice Turner at St Mary’s Church, Deane, Bolton in 1934. They had one son, Ian Ross, born in 1935 who himself later attended Canon Slade Grammar School - the successor to Bolton Church Institute.


Harold's War

Harold offered his skills and services to the Army and was given a commission as a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers.

He died in an accident in Egypt on 27 September 1944.


Bolton Journal and Guardian
27 October 1944

In Middle East Accident

Mrs Alice Ross, 19, Verdure-avenue, Bolton, has received information from the War Office that her husband, Lieut. Harold Ross, has been accidentally killed while on active service in the Middle East. Lieut. Ross, who is aged 35, is the son of Mr and Mrs John Ross, Briar Lea, Morris Green. After leaving the Bolton Church Institute he joined his father in his business of constructional engineers in Manchester and had become chief engineer when he volunteered for service, and was given a commission in the Royal Engineers about 18 months ago. Before entering the Army, he was for some time a member of the mobile section of the Bolton Special Police. His brother has been in the army since September 1939, and one of his sisters is a subaltern in the ATS. He leaves a son.



Harold Ross

Harold Ross

Lieutenant: 266285

Royal Engineers

Born: Leigh, Lancashire 1909

Died: Egypt 27 September 1944

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