Leonard Ambrose

Name

Leonard Ambrose
1896

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

11/09/1915
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
2313
Royal Army Medical Corps
88th (1st/1st East Anglian) Field Amb

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

7TH FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY
Sp. Mem. B. 24.
Turkey (including Gallipoli)

Headstone

>THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT

UK Memorials

Bishops Stortford Town Memorial,
United Reformed Church Memorial, Water Lane, Bishops Stortford,
Castle Hedingham War Memorial, Essex

Pre War

Leonard Ambrose was born in 1896 in Castle Hedingham, Essex to William and Sarah Ambrose. In 1911 he was living with his family in St James' Street, Castle Hedingham and working as an Assistant Grocer. He was the brother of Mrs. T. Waterman of South Mill Road Bishop’s Stortford and in February 1915 he started working in Walker & Co’s Stores in Bishops Stortford.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Ipswich in May 1915 and had only been in the Dardanelles for two months when he was killed in action. 

Additional Information

His mother Sarah received a war gratuity of £3 and his father William received his pay owing of £4 15s 3d. His brother Bertie William Ambrose was also killed and died on 30 June 1917. He is buried at Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
Jenny Clough