Ambrous, Archibald Charles: Service no. 53994

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Picture of Private Archibald Ambrous, reg. no. 53994 courtesy of "Rusty Nuts" from the 18th Battalion Facebook Group. From his personal collection.

Picture of Private Archibald Ambrous, reg. no. 53994 courtesy of “Rusty Nuts” from the 18th Battalion Facebook Group. From his personal collection.

 

Picture of Private Archibald Ambrous, reg. no. 53994 courtesy of "Rusty Nuts" from the 18th Battalion Facebook Group. From his personal collection.

Picture of Private Archibald Ambrous, reg. no. 53994 courtesy of “Rusty Nuts” from the 18th Battalion Facebook Group. From his personal collection.

Summary of Service for Private Achibald Ambrous, reg. no. 53994

Date Event Remarks
June 11, 1893 Born Listed London, England as his place of birth.
October 26, 1914 Enlists Joins the 18th Battalion, CEF as an original member and with this date is one of the first soldiers of this battalion to join. He lists his trade as a moulder and has indicated three-years of militia service with the 30th Regiment. He is not married.
November 12, 1914 Anti-Typhoid Inoculation
November 23, 1914 Anti-Typhoid Inoculation
December 16, 1914 Inoculated
April 1, 1915 Assigns Pay Assigns $20.00 per month to Mary A. Ambrous living at 2 Nicholas Street, Hythe, Kent, England. He is listed as being a member of the Machine Gun Section of the Battalion. This would be employing the Colt Machine Gun.
April 18, 1915 Battalion Sails Battalion embarks at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and sails to England.
April 29, 1915 Arrives England
July 21, 1915 Writes Will Gives estate to Mrs. Mary A. Ambrous of 23 Alice Street, Guelph, Ontario. His wife as he was not married at the time of enlistment and had listed a James Ambrous as his next-of-kin and she is listed as such later in his service file.
September 14, 1915 Disembarks for France Disembarks for France with 18th Battalion.
November 3, 1915 Admitted Field Ambulance Admitted to No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance due to lumbago.
November 4, 1915 Transferred Attends No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance and then transferred to Divisional Rest Station, Locre.
November 19, 1915 Rejoins Battalion
December 5, 1915 Wounded Wounds hand and is transferred to No. 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, France.
December 22, 1915 Wounded Wounded in finger due to bayonet.
December 28, 1915 Fairfield, Broadstairs, England Admitted due to septic finger joint.
December 28, 1915 Assigned Unit Transferred to 36th Battalion, West Sandling, England.
February 1, 1916 Fairfield Discharged after treatment for septic finger joint.
March 6, 1916 Medical Board  Medical Board at West Sandling indicates 6 weeks of physical training after complaints.
March 23, 1916 Transferred CCAC Transferred Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre.
April 26, 1916 Medical Board Medical Board at Shornecliffe indicates four weeks of physical training to address “nervousness”.
July 19, 1916 Change of Address Change of address recorded for a Mrs. Mary A. Ambrous residing now at Yew Tree Cottage, Stafford, Kent. Previous address is 3 Brach Cottages, St. Michael’s Road, Hythe, Kent.
March 23, 1917 Returns to Unit Ceases to be attached No. 3 C.C.D. and returns to 49th Reserve Battalion, Bramshott, England.
March 31, 1916 Good Conduct Chevron After two years service with the CEF is granted permission to wear the “Good Conduct Chevron”.
March 26, 1917 TAB Inoculation
April 24, 1917 TAB Inoculation
May 26 1917 Begins Return to Unit Struck of Strength 4th Reserve Battalion and Taken on Strength with the 18th Battalion.
May 28 1917 Arrives Arrives from 4th Reserve Battalion to 2nd Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples France.
June 15, 1917 Arrives with 18th Arrices from the 2nd CIBD to the 18th Battalion. Battalion is in Barlin, France and a Sports Day is being held at Ruitz.
August 17, 1917 Reported Wounded
August 18, 1917 Admitted Admitted to No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station for GSW, face, mild. Transferred same day to No. 4 General Hospital, Camiers, France.
August 26, 1917 Transferred Transferred to No. 12 General Hospital, Rouen, France.
August 29, 1917 Transferred Transferred to No. Convalescent Depot, Rouen, France.
September 2, 1917 Admitted Hospital Admitted to No. 6 General Hospital, Rouen, France for PUO (pyrexia of unknown origin) and Trench Fever.
September 8, 1917 Admitted Convalescent Depot Admitted to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, France.
September 24, 1917 Admitted Convalescent Depot Admitted to No. 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, France.
October 24, 1917 Discharged for Convalescent Depot
November 13, 1917 Change of Address for Next-of-Kin Mary moves again. From 63 Hartham Road, Holloway, London North to The Birches, Lion’s Lane, Haslemere, Surrey, England.
November 8, 1917 Proceeds for C.C.R.C. Proceeds to Canadian Corp Reinforcement Camp. Arrives same day
November 14, 1917 Leaves C.C.R.C. Leaves C.C.R.C. and proceeds to rejoin unit.
November 20, 1917 Rejoins Unit. The Battalion was located at Viller-au-Bois, Arras Sector, France.
February 18, 1918 Admitted to Field Ambulance Admitted to 4th Canadian Field Ambulance for unspecified “debility”.
March 1, 1918 Discharged from Field Ambulance
April 3, 1918 Field Ambulance Attended to at No. 6 Canadian Field ambulance for wounds sustained by being buried by a shell.
April 7, 1918 Admitted Hospital Admitted to No. 26 General Hospital, Etaples, France for shell wounds (contusions) sustained when he was buried by a shell.
April 9, 1918 Transferred Convalescent Depot Transferred to No. 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, France.
April 14, 1918 Transferred Convalescent Depot Transferred to No. 13 Convalescent Depot, Trouville, France.
May 12, 1918 Discharged Discharged to Reinforcement Unit.
August 8, 1918 Admitted General Hospital Admitted to No. 47 General Hospital, Le Treport for GSW to head. Listed as “dangerously ill”.
August 12, 1918 No. 47 General Hospital Now listed as “died of wounds” at 5.10 AM.
Augusts 12, 1920 Pension Cheque Issued Cheque no. G1900022 in the amount of $100.00 is issued to Mrs. Mary Allen Ambrous, residing at 7 Victoria Road, Guelph, Ontario.
October 19, 1921 Update Address for Widow Mrs. Mary Allen Ambrous is now residing at 7 Victoria Road, Guelph, Ontario.

 

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“Died of Wounds (Gunshot wound in head) at No. 47 General Hospital Le Treport.

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