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Pte Charles John Ambridge, 3500, 1/5th Bedfords, was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 15th, 1915. Born at Wavendon in late 1891, he was the only son of Alfred and Louisa Ambridge, who were living at 74 Dane Road, Luton, in 1915.
Charles Ambridge had been employed as an assembler at the Skefko Ball Bearing Works in Leagrave Road, Luton, for about 18 months before he enlisted.
The family appeared to have been long established in Wavendon when, between the 1901 and 1911 Censuses, they moved to Luton. But only Alfred, Louisa and daughter Emma appeared in the Luton returns as then living at 51 Wimbourne Road, where they had five workmen as boarders.