Ernest Edward Ambrose was born in Cottered, Hertfordshire on
the 8th March 1898 the son of Samuel Ambrose (B 1876 in Chipping,
Buntingford, Herts) a Farm worker and Harriett Ambrose (B 1876 in Cottered,
Herts) (nee Hills).
Ernest was Baptised on the 10th April 1898 in the
Church of St. John the Baptist, Cottered, Herts.
The 1901 Census records Ernest aged 3, Living with his
parents at The Shrubs, Harefield, Middlesex.
By 1904 the family are now living in Lilley Bottom, Herts
and Ernest attended Kings Walden, Ley Green, National School, from January 1904
to May 1908, when the family left the area.
In 1911 the family are living in Newnham near Baldock, Herts.
Ernest aged 13 was at school and living with his parents, Brothers Albert
Alexander 9, Reginald Frederick 7, sisters Winifred May 5 and Margarette Hills