The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E G Chamberlain


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Private Ernest George CHAMBERLAIN,  G/14553,  6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 7th October 1916.

Born Stopsley, Bedfordshire, son of John & Clara Chamberlain.


1911 Census - Stopsley, Luton, Bedfordshire - John Chamberlain, head, age 47, married, farm labourer, born Huntingdon County; Clara Chamberlain, wife, age 50, married 24 years, 11 children, 9 still alive, straw hat machinist, born Stopsley Parish, Bedford County; Bert Chamberlain, son, age 21, single, bricklayers labourer, born Bedford County; Ernest George Chamberlain, son, age 18, single, painter, born Bedford County; Christopher Charles Chamberlain, son, age 16, single, van boy, born Bedford County; Oliver Thomas Chamberlain, son, age 15, single, van boy,  born Bedford County; Hilda May Chamberlain, daughter, age 10, school, born Bedford County; Doris Maud Chamberlain, daughter, age 7, school, born Bedford County, Stopsley Parish.


26th September 1914, Parish Church, Stopsley, Bedfordshire, married Edith Minnie Claridge, spinster, of  Drop ?? , Stopsley, Luton, Bedfordshire.

Child - Derrick Ernest Chamberlain, born 2nd October 1916, Luton, Bedfordshire.

Enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire, age 22 years & 8 months, height 5ft 8 inches, weight 122 lbs, two teeth decayed. Resided 361 Hitchin Road, Round Green, Luton, Bedfordshire. Formerly house painter.

Home 11th December 1915 to 12th September 1916; BEF 13th September 1916 to 7th October 1916.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, to Army Reserve; posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 24th September 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th September 1916, joined Battalion; 7th October 1916, posted missing.

16th June 1917, date to which Separation Allowance of 16/- a week and Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week will be paid to widow.

18th June 1917, pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow and one child.

22nd September 1921, widow living at 31 Langley Street, Luton, Bedfordshire.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


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