Benjamin Southam AMBROSE

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AMBROSE, Benjamin Southam

Service Number: 40040
Enlisted: 15 July 1936, Point Cook, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Squadron Leader
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, 26 October 1915
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: State School
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Flying Battle, Dusseldorf, Germany, 12 June 1943, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
Coll. Grave 3. Grave 3-7
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World War 2 Service

15 Jul 1936: Enlisted Point Cook, Victoria, Australia
12 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 40040, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Benjamin Southam AMBROSE was born in Launceston, Tasmania on 26th October, 1915

His parents were Arthur Rueben AMBROSE & Margaret (Maggie) WALKER who married in Sydney in 1908

He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force at Point Cook on 15th July, 1936 & was an Air Cadet until 20th July, 1937

He married to Kathleen RAHILL in England in 1940 - marriage registered in Surrey Mid Eastern in September quarter - she was from Tullyco, Cavan, Ireland 

Benjamin was lost in a flying battle during air operations over Dusseldorf Germany & was missing presumed deceased - the plane was a Lancaster W4983 - he was a Squadron Leader (Pilot) in No. 467 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

He is buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery in Collective grave 3A , grave 3 to 7

Inscription reads:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF A DEVOTED HUSBAND AND FATHER.

KITTY AND BRENDA.   R.I.P.

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