NameAmbrouzios ‘Ambrose’ (Themistocles) Petrocochino FRGS JP, 11G Grandson
Birth20 Jan 1865, Bradford, Yorks, England
Death10 Oct 1926, Pangbourne, Berks, England
Baptism24 Apr 1865, Manchester, England
Baptism MemoAt home (Bradford?).
EducationHarrow.
Note 1Served as a Lieutenant with the Imperial Yeomanry in the Boer War, taken prisoner at Lindley. He was a market gardener. Author of ‘Along The Andes’ and ‘Cashmere, Three Weeks in a Houseboat’ (1902 and 1920) about his travels in South America and India.
Note 2His life was researched by G. R. Scott (results supplied to CAL in 2005). Died at Dunedin nursing home in Reading. His grave says he was born 30 Jan 1865. His Will is held at Berkshire Record Office.
Note 3A volunteer in the Greek war of 1897 and with the Duke of Cambridge’s Special Corps in the Boer War (Queen’s Medal, three clasps). In WWl a 2nd Lt in Reserve of Officers and transferred to Hampshire Regt in 1915, serving in Mesopotamia and Persia.
Marriage23 Aug 1905, Purley, Surrey, England
SpouseViolet Anne May (Frederick) Sykes
Birth3 Aug 1880, Fareham, Hants, England
Birth MemoOr 5 Aug 1880.
Death4 Dec 1924, Basildon, Berks, England
Note 1Her tomb apparently says she was born 5 Aug 1880. Berkshire Record Office (which holds her Will) says she died at ‘Appletree’.
Note 2Either she or her sister Caroline did some beautiful paintings, including one of Nelson's flagship ‘The Victory’ at anchor just outside Portsmouth.
FatherSir Frederick Henry Sykes 5th Bt (1826-1899)
MotherCaroline Bettesworth (~1844-1929)
Children
Birth24 Feb 1910, Pangbourne, Berks, England
Death13 May 1985, Tirley Garth, England
Marriage26 Aug 1947, Mission House, Moral Re-Armament Training Center, Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA
Married MemoSee New York Times 27 Aug 1947.
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