Rev W. Alexander Ross


1929 Rev W. Alexander RossRoss, Rev. W. Alexander – B.D.F.S.A was a Minister at Blantyre’s East Church in 1929.Mr Ross was originally from Shetland, and studied at Aberdeen University.

He took part in the Great War joining at the age of 18. He served in Ireland, Egypt and Salonica being wounded in action at the Ituma Valley in 1918. He was subsequently discharged.

He first came to Blantyre in 1925 and at that time he was married. His wife was secretary for the Chairman of the Carnegie Trust. He stayed in Blantyre for 4 years, which was also his first position as Minister. He was also president of the Blantyre branch of the Sunday School Teachers Union. He was also a member of the Livingstone National Memorial Committee, who assisted organising and making the memorial come to be.

He left on 19th December 1929 to become minister of Pitlochry East Church when a vacancy appeared there in the summer 1929.

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