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George Ross
(-Bef 1881)
Matilda Wathen
(Cal 1800-1881)
Thomas Hale
Mary Hill
Thomas William Ross
(Cal 1841-1919)
Elizabeth Hannah Hale
Roy Hale Ross


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Florence Louise Keatch

Roy Hale Ross

  • Born: 1888, Kyneton 3 4
  • Marriage: Florence Louise Keatch on 3 Feb 1916 in Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava, Victoria 1 2
  • Died: 13 Oct 1917, Ypres, Belgium 5 6


He worked as a Clerk in 1914 and resided at Railway Station, Daylesford, Victoria. 7


Roy married Florence Louise Keatch, daughter of William Frederick Keatch and Helen Elizabeth Ferguson, on 3 Feb 1916 in Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava, Victoria.1 2 (Florence Louise Keatch was born in 1893 in St Kilda, Melbourne 8 and died on 4 Oct 1970 in Melbourne 2.)


1 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Family Name:ROSS
Given Name(s):Roy Hale
Spouse's Family Name:KEATCH
Spouse's Given Name(s):Flor Louisa
Registration Year:1916
Registration Number:33.

2 Online Census and BMD,, Various Public Trees.

3 Miscellaneous Documents, MHM conv w MHS 1992.

4 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Birth. Family Name: ROSS
Given Name(s): Roy Hale
Event: BIRTH
Father's Name: Thomas William
Mother's Name: HALE - Elizabeth
Birth Place: K'TON
Registration Year: 1888
Registration Number: 4224

5 Miscellaneous Documents, MHM conv MHS 1992.

6 War Memorial (Australia), Roll of Honour
Roy Hale Ross
Rank Serjt
Service Number 1905
Unit 38th Bn
Service Army
Conflict 1914-1918
Date of Death 13 October 1917
Cemetery or Memorial Details 29 The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Belgium
Place Of Enlistment Kyneton, VIC
Native place Kyneton VIC
War Grave Register Notes ROSS, Serjt. Roy Hale, 1905. 38th Bn. 13th Oct., 1917. Age 30. Son of Elizabeth Hannah Ross and the late Thomas William Ross; husband of Florence Louisa Ross, of 20, Empress Rd., East St., Kilda, Victoria. Native of Kyneton, Victoria.
Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Location on the Roll of HonourRoy Hale Ross's name is located at panel 130 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

Roll of Honour circular
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Personal Service Records
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War Graves
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7 Online Census and BMD,, Electoral roll.

8 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Family Name:KEATCH
Given Name(s):Florence Louise
Father's Name:William Fred
Mother's Name:FERGUSSON - Helena
Birth Place:ST KILDA
Registration Year:1893
Registration Number:17168.