Mooney, J. Ross

  • Township: East Nissouri, Embro & West Zorra
  • Rank: Private
  • Branch: Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, Royal HIghlanders of Canada, Corps and Guides
  • Regiment number: 24071
  • Date of birth: January 29, 1888
  • Where born: West Nissouri, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of death: 1976
  • Burial location: North Embro Cemetery, West Zorra Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Wars Served: World War I
  • Years of service: Sept. 23, 1914 - 1918
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

J. Ross Mooney was born on Jan. 29, 1888, in West Nissouri Township. He was the son of Mary and John Mooney.  As a teenager he worked as a farm hand for Philip and Martha McArthur on Lot 16, Concession 2, West Zorra. He enlisted in 1914.  He served with the Corps of Guides and was a prisoner of war from 1915 to 1918. Ross had previously served with the 24th Earl's Grey Horse out of Ingersoll.  He later became the Embro postmaster.

 

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