Captain Kenneth McAlpin Ross

Biography of Captain Kenneth McAlpin Ross

Kenneth McAlpin Ross was born on 11 June 1892 in Paisley Road West, Glasgow. He was the second son of Dr William and Mrs Ross. Dr Ross, a medical practitioner, died in 1912, and the family moved to 64 Clifford Street, Ibrox.

Kenneth attended Belahouston Academy and then enrolled at the University in 1910 to follow in his father’s footsteps, and study Medicine. He applied himself to the medical course and in his final year was awarded a first class certificate in Clinical Surgery.

He graduated in 1915, and enlisted soon after, serving in France, attached to the Highland Light Infantry. Not much is known of his career, except that he was promoted to Captain by the time of his death on 17th September 1918, aged 26. He is buried in Queant Cemetery British Extension in the Pas de Calais, the War Cemetery containing only 270 graves.

He had married in November 1917, but that is not reflected in his gravestone, which only references the stark K Ross. He is remembered, however, in Memorials both at his University and his School.


Captain Kenneth McAlpin Ross
Rank: Captain
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps - 5th Highland Light Infantry
Degree: MB ChB
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action in France 17 September 1918 (aged 26)
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/1203
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/247

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