Private Thomas Milligan Ross

Biography of Private Thomas Milligan Ross

Private Thomas Milligan Ross (of the 8th Btn Royal Highlanders, Black Watch), was born in Glasgow in approximately 1898. His father was John Milligan Ross, a 'tailor and clothier,' and his mother was Martha Milligan Ross. The family resided at 32 Windsor Street, Glasgow.

Thomas attended Hutchesons' Grammar School before matriculating to study Law at the University of Glasgow in Session 1916-1917 at the age of 18. Thomas took classes in Civil Law and Forensic Medicine during his time at the University.

Unfortunately, as with so many others during this time of war, his studies were cut short and he subsequently became a Private in the Black Watch (8th Btn Royal Highlanders, Service Number: 203316). Private Thomas Milligan Ross was killed in action on the 12th of July 1918 at the age of only 20. He is buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord, France in Plot II.C.16. His grave bears the inscription, chosen by his parents, 'Until the day dawns.'

Private Thomas Milligan Ross is remembered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, by Hutchesons' Grammar School War Memorial and in the University of Glasgow Roll of Honour.


Private Thomas Milligan Ross
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action. Attended Hutchesons Grammar School
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: N/A


Matriculation Record- R8/5/37/3- The University of Glasgow Archive Commonwealth War Graves Commission website:,-thomas-milligan/ Hutcheson's Grammar War Memorial, external website:

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