|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Place of birth||Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||11 Walker Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Elsie Catherine Ambrose, 149 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 12 months in public school Cadets.|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||7th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 4|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/26/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||7th Field Company Engineers|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Thomas and Sarah Jane AMBROSE. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 11 March 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 14 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria, 28 May 1916; disembarked England (date not recorded).
Appointed Acting Lance Corporal, 1 July 1916.
Reverted to Sapper, 25 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 26 January 1917; taken on strength, 7th Field Company Engineers, in the field, 12 February 1917.
Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 8 May 1917 (tachycardia), and transferred same day to 4th Division Rest Station; to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, 10 May 1917, to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 May 1917; discharged to duty, 27 May 1917.
Admitted to 5th Division Rest Station, 27 May 1917 (disordered action of the heart), and transferred same day to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 June 1917 (pneumonia); transferred to Ambulance Train No 29, 10 June 1917, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, 11 June 1917 (pneumonia); transferred to England, 20 June 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham (pneumonia: severe); discharged on furlough, 11 August 1917, to report to No 4 Command Depot, 25 August 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 27 August 1917, while on furlough; discharged, 18 October 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 53 days.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 18 October 1917 (bronchitis); discharged, 10 November 1917.
Found guilty, 31 January 1918, of neglect of orders, viz. being out of bounds: awarded 3 days' confined to camp.
Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 23 November 1917 (Class B.1.A.3).
Found guilty, 8 February 1918, of being absent without leave, 5-6 February 1918: forfeited 2 days' pay.
Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 9 February 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 3 June 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 12 June 1918.
Admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 September 1918 (pneumonia), and transferred to Ambulance Train No 19; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 30 September 1916 (influenza); to England, 3 October 1918, and admitted to Central Military Hospital, Weymouth, 4 October 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 November 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 9 December 1918 (bronchitis); disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 25 April 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to War Service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||49|
|Place of burial||Rookwood Necropolis (Catholic Section, Section 3, Grave No. 602), Sydney, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AMBROSE William James|