Ernest Chambers

Name

Ernest Chambers

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

20/11/1918
32

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Shoeing Smith
105816
Royal Field Artillery
Guards Division Ammunition Column

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LE QUESNEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
I.C.10.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Ernest was born on the 25th February 1886, the son of John & Elizabeth Chambers of Symonds Green, Stevenage. Before joining the Army he had been employed by T.G & H.E.Worboys, Timber Merchants in Stevenage.

Wartime Service

He served as a Blacksmith with the Royal Artillery and was posted to France on the 13th December 1915. Whilst on leave in September 1918 he married Kathleen Stutley. Two months later he died in hospital of bronchial Pneumonia, probably as a result of contracting influenza. His brother, Seymour, was killed in action on the 24th June 1917. Ernest is buried in the Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson