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Charles Ambrose

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Andrew Behan.

Charles Ambrose

Person  Male  Born 27/1/1917  Died 30/10/1986

Group Captain Charles Francis Ambrose, CBE, DFC, AFC, was born on 27 January 1917 at 49 Durham Road, Plumstead, (subsequently renamed as Durham Rise, London, SE18), the younger child of Albert Francis Leonard Ambrose (1994-1944) and Fanny Anne Ambrose née Wadsworth (1886-1961). His elder sister was Elizabeth Amelia Ambrose (1915-1989) and his father was a 'marker out' at the Royal Carriage Department, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.

Electoral registers in 1939 show him listed with his family at 15 McLeod Road, London, SE2. In June 1939 he joined the Royal Air Force and our Picture Source shows details of his service. The American Museum in Britain website confirms that for a short time after June 1941, as a Pilot Officer, he was attached to No.71 Squadron

In the 1st quarter of 1944 he married Barbara Jean Boothby (1921-1965) in the Bromley registration district.

Telephone directories in 1982 show him listed at Holly Lodge, Bramling Hill, Wingham, Littlebourne, Canterbury, Kent, and this address is confirmed in probate records. He died, aged 69 years, on 30 October 1986 and his death was registered in the Aylesbury Vale registration district, Buckinghamshire. Probate was granted on 4 February 1987 and his effects totalled £81,566.

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