Talk:Ronald Ross

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Nationality[edit]

As noted earlier, Ross is sometimes claimed as "Scottish", but this is inaccurate as he seems to have spent hardly anytime there at all, was born in India, educated in England and of an English mother and a Scottish father.

This is NOT the MP for Londonderry. Sir Ronald Ross died in 1932 whereas the MP for Londonderry sat in parliament until sometime in the 1950's.

I'm bemused by the references to "Sir Ross" in the article. It is customary in the UK to refer to knights of the realm either by their full name, as in "Sir Ronald Ross" or by their first name as in "Sir Ronald". The usage "Sir Ross" is unusual to say the least and, I'd venture to suggest, deserves editing. Al 23:08, 9 July 2006 (UTC) ^^ Probably some Indian fella did that.



If this is the MP for Londonderry (UK Parliament constituency) then it should say so, if then then a disambiguation is needed. --Henrygb 13:53, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

Ross was British rather than Scottish. The only Scottish connection seems to be his name. He was not born in Scotland, was educated in London and worked for the Liverpool Tropical Medicine Institute (both in England). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nicol Watt (talkcontribs) 17:53, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Sir Ronald Ross, MP for Londonderry, was alive and well in September 1939 when he was given command of the North Irish Horse. He had to relinquish command due to illness in January 1940 but he was writing letters to The Times in 1946 so he did not die at this time. A letter from Ross, using his House of Commons address, appears in The Times on 8 April 1946. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.155.205.60 (talk) 20:53, 1 February 2009 (UTC)