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Thomas Aloysius AMBROSE

Regimental number15328
Place of birthSurrey Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTypewriter mechanic
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 3"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Ambrose, 11 Walter Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 February 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Portion Catholic, Plot B, Grave No. 602), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Sarah AMBROSE. Native of Surry Hills, New South Wales
Discharge date10 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1105 Pte Lewis Henry AMBROSE, 19th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916; marched into No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 22 November 1916.

Marched into Engineer Training Depot, Brightlingsea, 4 January 1917.

Marched out of Engineer Training Depot, and proceeded to Driver's Section, Christchurch, 7 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 February 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 27 February 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 21 April 1917; taken on strength of 15th Field Company, 23 April 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 February 1918; rejoined unit, 16 March 1918.

Admitted to 5th Australian Dressing Station, 24 March 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged, 25 March 1918; rejoined unit, 26 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 24 April 1918; admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 24 April 1918 (gassed); transferred to No 20 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 April 1918; to No 3 Ambulance Train, 25 April 1918; to No 9 General Hospital, Rouen, 25 April 1918; to England, 28 April 1918; to Reading War Hospital, 29 April 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 June 1918; discharged to furlough, 5 June 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 June 1918.

Admitted to No 2 Group Hospital, 10 October 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 November 1918.

Admitted to No 2 Group Hospital, 6 December 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 8 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Delta', 25 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 3 March 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit: effort syndrome), 10 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death27 February 1921
SourcesNAA: B2455, AMBROSE Thomas Aloysius

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