Ambrose Charles Hillier

Service:                Army

Rank:                    Private

Service No:           9903

Unit:                     3rd (King’s Own) Hussars

 Ambrose was born in Bristol in 1894; he was the 3rd child of William and Elizabeth Ann Hillier.  A 7 year old schoolboy in 1901 he was living with his parents & siblings at the corner of Blackboy & Trumpet Lane1; his father was a General Labourer for Bristol Sanitary Authority.  No reference can yet be found the on the 1911 Census, his family had moved to 119 Clouds Hill Road by 1914.

The Kings Own Hussars landed in Rouen during August 1914 and were soon in the thick of battle. It was during the Battle of Aisne on the 18th of September 1914 when Ambrose was killed in action.

Ambrose body was initially buried locally, possibly in Oeuilly or Troyon churchyard but after the Armistice he was moved to the Vendresse British Cemetery where he now rests in grave reference II D20.

 

Image courtesy of  CWGC.

Ambrose was awarded The 1914 Star with clasp, The British War Medal & the Victory Medal.

 

 References 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1901 & 1911 UK household census

Wikipedia.

1 Now “The Kingsway”