Woodall, Ambrose Newton

PRIVATE AMBROSE NEWTON WOODALL 12/238. Born in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Lancashire in 1887. Ambrose was the second of three children and eldest son of Ambrose Parker Woodall and Emily Ann Petler (formerly Woodall). His father died when young Ambrose was just seven and his mother remarried. The family lived at 30 Lee Street, Hull and 51, Richmond Street, Victoria Avenue, Hull (War Pension & CWGC address). Ambrose found work as a Ship’s Steward. He enlisted on 15th September 1914 joining the 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, ‘The Sportsmen’, 3rd Hull Pals. After serving in Egypt over Christmas 1915 Ambrose arrived in France early in March 1916 and got a first taste of his new reality- the trenches of the Western Front. He was seriously wounded on 10th May suffering shrapnel wounds to his thigh, arm and hand and a compound fracture of his left leg. He was evacuated to 4th Casualty Clearing Station but died three days later. Ambrose Newton Woodall is buried in Beauval Communal Cemetery; he was 29 years old. His CWGC address is recorded as 51 Richmond Street, HULL. His grave inscription, reads, “IN THE GLORIOUS MORNING OF HIS YOUTH FOR ENGLAND’S SAKE HE DIED”.


First name:
AMBROSE NEWTON
Military Number:
12/238
Rank:
Private
Date Died
13/05/1916
Place died:
Beauval Communal Cemetery, Somme, France
Age:
29
51, RICHMOND STREET, VICTORIA AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK