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Date of Birth
Date of Death
25 Feb 1917
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Edgar Frederick Ambridge, 40000, 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, was killed in action in Flanders on February 25th, 1917. He was aged 27 and single.
His platoon officer wrote to parents William and Amelia Ambridge at 5 Clifton Road, Luton, that their son was killed on the night of February 25th during a heavy bombardment. He and five others gallantly held their post until a shell landed among them, instantly killing Edgar and two others..
A Chaplain later wrote that Edgar was buried on February 27th in a cemetery behind the firing line.
Edgar Ambridge enlisted in the Leicestershire Regiment in March 1916. He went to France in the following July and was in the trenches for ten successive weeks before Christmas before being released to go to a rest camp.
For some years after leaving school he had worked for builder Mr S.W. Johnson, but for the two years before enlistment he ran his own greengrocery business. He was a keen footballer, and a regular member of the Bury Park Brotherhood.