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Jack Lawrence AMBLER

Regimental number1590
Place of birthMurray Bridge, South Australia
Other NamesAmbler, Jack Laurence
SchoolState school, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAlexander Street, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Ambler, Albert Street, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 4), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Mary AMBLER, Albert Street, Prospect, South Australia. Native of Murray Bridge, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 16753 Pte Albert Mark AMBLER, 1st Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; subsequently reported wounded and missing.

Statement by 402 QMS LODGE, 13 September 1916: 'Saw Ambler on 20/7/16 in ambulance proceeding in direction of Bac St Haur.' Further stated, 21 January 1917: 'Still believes he saw Ambler on 20/7/16 & that it is not a case of mistaken identity.'

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AMBLER Jack Lawrence

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