The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Ambrose
First Name:
Theodore Rosslyn
Rank:
Lieutenant
Regimental #:
WX10874
Company:
'C' Company, 10 Platoon
Enlisted:
24.01.1941
Discharged:
27.11.1945
DOB:
14.01.1906
Place of Birth:
West Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Dr Theodore Searle Ambrose
Mothers's Name:
Clara Beatrice Ambrose (nee Young)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Barrister and Solicitor
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi. Following return from Thailand - Sime Road Camp, Changi Gaol Camp
Force:
'H' Force Thailand, H6 Officer's Party
Camps Thailand:
Hintok Valley Camp, Hintok River Camp
POW#:
3/5818 & 1/668
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Perth by aircraft

General Description

 

Ross Ambrose enlisted AIF 24 Jan 1941 and later joined 2/4th MGB’s ‘C’ Company No. 10 Platoon.

This Officer replaced Lieutenant J.G. Wilson on his wounding on 12/2/1942.

Please read story of ‘H’ Force.

Ambrose left Singapore with ‘H’ Force, H6 Officers Party which headed to Thailand by train from Singapore.

Returning from Thailand Ambrose moved in to Sime Road and was then recovered in from Changi at the end of the war.

 

 

Above:  New of Ross Ambrose also Dr Bruce Hunt who proved to be a huge asset at Tanbaya Hospital Camp, Burma.

 

 

 

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Printed 19 November 1936.

 

He married in 1937 to Margaret Helen Paton.

Father of Ross.

Above: Clara Beatrice Ambrose

 

Ross was the eldest of three sons.  We know Ross’s brother Willliam Ambrose also enlisted as WX11000.

Ross’s father died October 1947.

Ross Ambrose passed away 11 August 1988 aged 82 years.  Margaret Ambrose died in 1996 aged 84 years.

 

Below: Ross Ambrose’s Aunt goal to serve as doctor in India gained her recognition.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Hintok River Camp, 158k - Thailand
  • Hintok Valley Camp, 154k - Thailand
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