Other names: Ambrose Ellis Aspinall
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireCharlton, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireIndiaMesopotamiaDublin, IrelandSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Ambrose Ellis Aspinall Dunston was born in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 10 Jun 1895 and baptised at St. John the Baptist Church, Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, on 12 Aug 1895 the son of Frederick Warburton Dunston, a Barrister, and Louisa Florence Camilla Dunston (nee Gwatkin). He was associated with his home at Burlton House, Church Hill, Donhead St. Mary, throughout his life. He had enlisted with the Territorial Detachment of the Dorsetshire Regiment on 14 Sep 1916 being quickly appointed a 2nd Lieutenant. He served in India and Mesopotamia and in due course became a 1st Lieutenant. He was also at times attached to the Royal Flying Corps and later with the Royal Lancashire Regiment before returning to the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment. He remained in the Army after the end of the war having been awarded the Victory and British War Medals and also the 1915 Star. He had married Ellen Mignonette Leonora Devoy in Dublin, Ireland, during 1920. He was involved in various trips abroad on Military business as well as having a considerable interest in the British Legion where he represented the Wiltshire County Branch on many occasions. He was eventually at some time promoted to Captain. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still at Burlton House, Donhead St. Mary, described as a Captain in HM Army (Retired). His death was recorded in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 17 Mar 1975.