The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F D Chambers


Private Frank David CHAMBERS, G/15278, "C" Company, 10th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th June 1917, age 20.

1896, July, born Dartford, Kent, son of Frank John and Isabel Chambers, of 5, Rose Villas, The Brent, Dartford, Kent.

1911 Census - 3 Devonshire Cottages, London Road, Stone, Dartford, Kent - Frank John Chambers, head, age 49, married, asylum attendant, Metro Asylums Board, born Clerkenwell, London; Isabel Chambers, wife, age 36, married 15 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Hanwell, Middlesex; Frank David Chambers, son, age 14, van boy, brewery, born Dartford, Kent; Constance Clara Chambers, daughter, age 10, school, born Stone, Kent.

Enlisted Dartford, Kent, age 19 years & 90 days, height 5ft 8 inches, weight 133lbs. Resided 5, Rose Villas, The Brent, Dartford, Kent. Formerly chemical labourer.

Home 4th December 1915 to 4th September 1916; BEF 5th September 1916 to 7th June 1917.

4th December 1915, enlisted; 5th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 22nd May 1916, mobilized; 23rd May 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th May 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th July 1916 to 14th July 1916, Chatham Hospital, German measles; 5th September 1916, posted BEF; 17th September 1916, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

5th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Frank Chambers, 5, Rose Villas, The Brent, Dartford; Mother, Isabel Chambers, 5, Rose Villas, The Brent, Dartford; Sister - Constance Chambers, age 18, 5, Rose Villas, The Brent, Dartford.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 & 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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