AMBROSE SILLITOE

 

 

Born: 1870, Sudbury, Suffolk.

Died: 6th January 1900; age: 29; KiA at Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Residence: 79, North Street, Sudbury, Suffolk.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2299.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Africa Field Force.

 

Clasp Awarded: Cape Colony.

 

CENSUS

 

1871   79, North Street, Sudbury, Suffolk.

 

Ambrose was 6 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Sillitoe, 33, a Butcher’s Assistant, born Sudbury.

Emma Sillitoe (nee Cook), 32, a Dressmaker – own account, born Sudbury.

George Sillitoe, 9, born Sudbury.

Alice Emma Sillitoe, 7, born Sudbury.

James Sillitoe, 4, born Sudbury.

Elizabeth Sillitoe, 2, born Sudbury.

1 butcher’s servant.

 

1881   79, North Street, Sudbury, Suffolk.

 

Ambrose was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James, 44, a Butcher.

Emma, 42, a Dressmaker – own account.

George, 19, a Mat Weaver.

James, 14, a Baker’s Boy.

Emma Sillitoe, 7, born Sudbury.

Harry Sillitoe, 4, born Sudbury.

One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

Posted in BOER WAR, Suffolk Regiment

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