Andrew Ross (rugby union)

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Not to be confused with Andrew Ross, Scottish international rugby player, born 1904

Andrew Ross (died 6 April 1916, aged 36) was a Scottish rugby union player.

He was born c.1880 in Newington, Edinburgh, son of solicitor Andrew Ross, and educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh. He had an adventurous life working in the Merchant Navy as a marine engineer.

He played for Royal High School FP and was capped several times for Scotland between 1905 and 1909.[1]

He was in Canada when World War I started and joined a Canadian regiment. He was killed in Belgium fighting with the 29th Canadians (Tobin’s Tigers).[1] He is buried in Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium.

References[edit]

  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  1. ^ a b Bath, p109

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