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Isaac Crebbe Ambrose

9 Coronation Terrace, Littleport

History of Coronation Terrace, Littleport

1911: location of 9 Coronation Terrace not known

John F Ambrose, 51 farm labourer, b Littleport

Emma, 45, 14 children born of which 11 still alive, b Littleport

Their son Isaac Crebbe Ambrose, aged 13 in 1911, was born at Littleport and enlisted in the Cambridgeshire Regiment in January 1914. Allocated to 1/1 Battalion, he was embarked for France in mid-February 1915, and was awarded his M.M. for an action at St. Pierre Divion in November 1916, when the Battalion attacked down the Schwaben Redoubt under the cover of early morning mist and linked up with the 63rd Royal Naval Division. Ambrose was demobilised in February 1919; sold with research. (London Gazette 17.2.1917)

Isaac Crebbe Ambrose’s medals

His medals were sold at auction in June 2014 for £1,600.


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