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Lookup please for Edgar Melville Ambrose
« on: Tuesday 31 March 20 08:45 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

looking for Edgar Melville Ambrose. Born abut 1899 in Sri Lanka (possible Colombo). Father Edgar (Eddie) Ambrose, mother Blanch.

I think he emigrated to Australia, but that's only from hear say (my Nan told me years and years ago).

So, my questios are: did he in fact go to Australia ? When ?
When did he die ? Is there any record somewhere, which mentioned the names of his parents.
Did he get married ? Any children ?

I know, a lot of questions. But since we all have to stay inside right now (is that the same in Australia btw ?), I thought I have more time to research the familytree. Maybe someone can get me some more details about EM Ambrose.....

Thank you for your time.

Dutch Missmarple

oh btw, he was still in Colombo 1920, when he broke his leg on February 16 (according to a newspaper article).
Wilson: Writtle Essex, Shorne Kent.
Windley: Woodford Essex, Chigwell Essex, Blackmore Essex.
Halls: Chigwell and Woodford, Essex
Ambrose and Corteling: Sri Lanka

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Re: Lookup please for Edgar Melville Ambrose
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 08:50 BST (UK) »
There is a man of that name in electoral rolls at various addresses in Victoria from 1963 to 1980. Probable wife Marie Amelia at the same addresses. An additional male Ambrose is listed at the same address in 1980.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Lookup please for Edgar Melville Ambrose
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 09:04 BST (UK) »
Certificate of Registration as an Australian citizen - granted in 1959:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/240887343
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Re: Lookup please for Edgar Melville Ambrose
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 09:18 BST (UK) »
AMBROSE Marie Amelia Death notice 23JAN2017 Death 76 Herald Sun (Melbourne) 25JAN2017

https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/tributes/notice/death-notices/ambrose-nee-de-zilva-marie-amelia/3956821/

Marie Amelia Ambrose Springvale Botanical Cemetery Buried 27 January 2017

Cemetery area: Congregational, Compartment F, Grave 10
Roman Catholic
Date of birth: 31 August 1940
Date of death: 23 January 2017
Date of service: 27 January 2017

Could be a daughter-in-law.

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Re: Lookup please for Edgar Melville Ambrose
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 09:30 BST (UK) »
Atkinson; Badier; Cameron; Grant; Howie; Jardine; Jenkins; Kerr; Lawardorn; Lee; Linton; Lonie; McConnell; Morgan; Morrison; Murphy; O'Leary; Paton; Pratt; Robb; Williams

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Re: Lookup please for Edgar Melville Ambrose
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 09:36 BST (UK) »
Shaun could you PM the additional male and the address on the roll, please?

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Re: Lookup please for Edgar Melville Ambrose
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 10:05 BST (UK) »
Here's that death notice. Wife of Mel. List of children and grandchildren. Nee De Zilva.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/tributes/notice/death-notices/ambrose-nee-de-zilva-marie-amelia/3956821/
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Re: Lookup please for Edgar Melville Ambrose
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 10:10 BST (UK) »
There is a man of that name in electoral rolls at various addresses in Victoria from 1963 to 1980. Probable wife Marie Amelia at the same addresses. An additional male Ambrose is listed at the same address in 1980.

The additional male is her son.

I can’t locate a death for Edgar. At least not a the main, online Melbourne cemeteries. Not on VICBDM either which have deaths up until 1990. No joy with NSW either.

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Re: Lookup please for Edgar Melville Ambrose
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 12:25 BST (UK) »
thank you all !

If I look at the age difference between Edgar and Amelia it's 40 years !
So could this be his second wife ?
Is there a date of marriage to be found ?

If he came to Australia in 1956, he would have been 56/57 yeras old. Isn't that a bit old to emigrate ?
Maybe he alraedy was a widower by then. But to find  any BMD info in Sri Lanka is almost impossible. I haven't been able to find anything at all  :'(

I have a photo of Edgar and his parents and siblings. Maybe if I post it here someone would recognise him ???

what's your opinion ?

DMM
Wilson: Writtle Essex, Shorne Kent.
Windley: Woodford Essex, Chigwell Essex, Blackmore Essex.
Halls: Chigwell and Woodford, Essex
Ambrose and Corteling: Sri Lanka