Charles Gordon Ross joined the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917. Posted to 29 Squadron on 25 March 1918, he was credited with twenty victories. Post-war, he served with the same squadron in Cologne, Germany but left the Royal Air Force to enlist in the South African Air Force in 1921. Ross became a CBE during World War II and retired with the rank of Brigadier.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. Charles Gordon Ross.
A bold and skilful airman who has, during the last few months, accounted for four enemy machines. On 8th August, when on offensive patrol, he engaged a two-seater, driving it down. On his return journey he saw a hostile balloon, which he destroyed, the observer escaping in his parachute.
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Charles Gordon Ross,
A fine fighting pilot and leader who has destroyed twelve enemy machines. On 2nd October he, with three other machines, attacked eight Fokker biplanes; in the engagement that followed four of these were destroyed, Capt. Ross accounting for one.