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Private W C Chamberlain


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Private William Charles  CHAMBERLAIN, S/8810, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 21st February 1915, age 21.

Born Didcot, Somerset, son of William and Elizabeth Chamberlain, of 26, Townsend St., Old Kent Road, London.


1911 Census - 2 Crampton Road, St Johns, Sevenoaks, Kent - William Chamberlain, head, age 48, married, cowman on farm, born North Cadbury, Somerset; Elizabeth Chamberlain, wife, age 48, married 21 years, 8 children, 5 still alive, farm labour, born Castle Cary, Somerset; Ethel Chamberlain, daughter, age 12, born Castle Cary, Somerset; Emma Chamberlain, daughter, age 10,  born North Cadbury, Somerset; William Chamberlain, son, age 17, single, born Dilcult, Somerset; Reginald Chamberlain, son, age 15, single, farm labourer, born Wesley, Somerset; Elsie Chamberlain., daughter, age 5, born Dalton, Somerset; Violet Chamberlain, daughter, age 8, born Albow, Wiltshire.

Away from home - James Chamberlain, son, age 27?, married, farm labourer, born Castle Cary, Somerset; Luoisa Chamberlain, daughter, age 19?, single, born Castle Cary, Somerset.


Enlisted Sevenoaks, Kent.  Resided Sevenoaks, Kent.

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

NOTE: Regimental History shows service No. as S/1880, Soldiers Died in the Great War & CWGC website show it as S/8810.


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