William Ambrose

Surname: Ambrose
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
William Ambrose
Hannah Kate Ambrose (nee Tiller)
Locations in this story:
Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire

William Ambrose was born at Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, in Apr 1898 the son of William Ambrose and Hannah Kate Ambrose (nee Tiller).  By 1901 the family had moved to 19 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and later to 2 Tanyard Villas, Shaftesbury.  By 1911 William was working as a School Outfitters Errand Boy.  He had enlisted and joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 1891/S).  It is known he had served on HMS Commonwealth during his service but not the actual theatre of war.   On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   Regrettably he died at the early age of 27 years in Salisbury, Wiltshire.


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