Ernest Edward Ambrose

Name

Ernest Edward Ambrose
8th March 1898

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/07/1916
19 years

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
22170
Bedfordshire Regiment
6th Battalion.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
XIV. A. 13A.
France

Headstone

>"NEVER SHALL HIS MEMORY FADE"

UK Memorials

Baldock Town Memorial St Mary's Church Wallington Not on the Cottered memorial

Pre War

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 1.


Wartime Service

Ernest died on Thursday 13th July 1916 from wound he received in action. It is believed that he was wounded during an assault on Trones Wood.

At the time of his enlistment Ernest was living in Baldock, Herts. He enlisted in Bedford and was posted to the 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment with the service number 22170.

Additional Information

Son of Samuel and Harriett Ambrose, of Wallington, Herts.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Adrian Pitts, Paul Johnson.