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Ernest Alfred AMBROSE

Regimental number3492
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWentworth Street, Many Peaks, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alfred Thomas Ambrose, Wentworth Street, Many Peaks, Queensland
Previous military serviceMany Peaks Rifle Club
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Place of enlistmentGladstone, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 24 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1916
Discharge date13 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 17 August 1915, of (1) being absent without leave; (2) neglect of orders: award, admonished.

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 4 September 1915.

Admitted to No 7 Field Ambulance, Anzac, 30 October 1915 (influenza); transferred to HS 'Devanha', 6 November 1915; disembarked Malta, 11 November 1915; to Military Hospital, Ricasoli, 12 November 1915; transferred to St Andrew's Hospital from St Lawrence Hospital, 26 December 1915; to St Andrew's Hospital, Malta, 26 January 1916 (tuberculosis and debility); embarked for Egypt, 1 February 1916; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 5 February 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Argyllshire', 3 March 1916; disembarked, 30 March 1916; discharged Brisbane (medically unfit), 13 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 July 1922
Age at death33
Place of burialOld Gladstone Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, AMBROSE Ernest Alfred

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