Jock Ross, born William George Ross, is the Founder and former President of Comanchero MC.
Jock Ross Early Life
William George Ross was born in Glasgow, Scotland in around 1944.
He joined the British military at age 17, serving a few years, mainly spent clearing landmines, however this would play a large influence on his future.
Shortly after leaving the military Jock moved to Sydney, Australia.
Jock Ross Comanchero MC
Jock started the Comanchero Motorcycle Club in Sydney, Australia in 1966. He gave himself the title of “Supreme Commander”, a title chosen because of his love of military tactics.
He ruled the club as if they were an army, implementing military drills and lines of command.
It has been reported that Jock Ross was caught being involved with the wife of a Comanchero member.
Comanchero Club Rule 4: “Any member found guilty of screwing another member’s Ol’ Lady, or taking advantage of a rift between them for future conning up, will be thrown out”.
He was ordered by the Sergeant-At-Arms, Colin “Caesar” Campbell to face trial for breaking club rules, however instead announced that the chapter would be split. Those who wanted Jock to face trial were instead shipped off to the new Sydney Comanchero chapter.
In late 2009 Duax Ngakuru was elected as the new National President of the Comanchero Motorcycle Club.
Jock Ross Milperra Massacre
Soon after the first Australian chapter of the Bandidos MC was founded by ex-Comancheros members, including Bandidos MC President Anthony Snodgrass Spencer, there was a bloody shootout in the Sydney suburb of Milperra with the Bandidos MC. This shootout resulted in the death of a 14 year old girl, as well as 6 others and 28 injured. The Bandidos MC allies the Mobshitters MC were also at the event.
Jock had attempted to use military tactics to lure in the Bandidos. Once the battle was underway he ran from the back of the tavern holding a machete in one hand and a pick handle in the other. Jock was hit in the foot with shotgun pellets but continued on. He was then shot in the head and chest and collapsed.
The event occurred on Sunday the 2nd of September 1984, which was Father’s Day in Australia, hence this event also being known as the Father’s Day Massacre.
View our full article on the Milperra Massacre (Father’s Day Massacre).
Jock Ross Milperra Massacre Aftermath
The shot to the head of Jock Ross resulted in him suffering from brain injury and vision loss.
Although Jock insisted that he expected nothing to happen that day when he and his armed men turned up to the Viking Tavern, when it came to court, the judge determined that Jock was the person primarily responsible for the attendance and arming of the Comanchero at the Milperra Massacre. He received a life sentence for his involvement.
In 1992 he was released from prison after serving five years and three months.
Jock Ross Dead?
For some reason one of the most commonly searched for terms related to him is “Jock Ross Dead”.
As of February, 2016, the answer to “Jock Ross Dead” is “no”, he is not dead.
Believe it or not, in recent years it appears as though he has become a volunteer for the Spencer Rural Fire Service (RFS) Brigade, an area near Wiseman’s Ferry, which is located just outside of Sydney. A very mellow turn indeed. In March 2019 he was noted for being involved in the rescue of a man and his dog from a burning house on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Jock Ross Books / TV / Media
Comanchero Book – Brothers In Arms: Bikie Wars by Lindsay Simpson and Sandra Harvey.
The original book on which the television mini-series was based, covering the events surround the 1984 Father’s Day Massacre against the Bandidos MC. Find out more on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).
Television – Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms
In 2012 a tv mini-series Bikie Wars – Brothers in Arms based on the book Brothers in Arms was released in Australia. The show follows the rivalry between the Comanchero MC and Bandidos MC, ultimately leading to the 1984 Father’s Day Massacre (Milperra Massacre). Find out more on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).
Book – Enforcer by Colin Caesar Campbell.
This is a biography of Caesar Campbell, however the majority of the book is spent detailing his time within Comanchero, the forming of the Bandidos, the Milperra Massacre and finally the aftermath. Find out more on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).
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