James Ross (rugby union)

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James "Jimmy" Ross (died 31 October 1914, Aged 34) was a Scottish rugby union player for Scotland.[1] He was one of the first Scottish rugby internationalists to die in the First World War,[2] and fell at Messines.

He was capped for Scotland five times between 1901-3.[1] He also played for London Scottish FC,[1] which he had captained in 1901-2 and 1904-5.[3] His brother Edward Ross, also gained a single cap in 1904.[1]


  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  1. ^ a b c d Bath, p137
  2. ^ Bath, p109
  3. ^ An entire team wiped out by the Great War

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