Born: 23rd January 1883, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Baptised: at Great Yarmouth, 15th April 1883. Parent’s: Elizabeth Margaret & Robert Newton Chambers, a Fisherman. Alfred’s brother Ernest Newton Chambers, born 6th June 1881, was baptised at the same time.

Died: 22nd February 1916; age 33; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 46, Tyler Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd February 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 12119

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert & Elizabeth Chambers.




1891   Belfort Place, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.


Alfred was 8 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Robert Newton Chambers, 42, a Mariner, born Horning, Norfolk.

Elizabeth Margaret Chambers (nee Allen), 47, born Gravesend, Kent.

Ernest Newton Chambers, 10, born Gravesend.


1901   Hand in Hand Cottages, Upper Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 19 years old, a Coal Carter. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Robert, 52, a Quay Labourer.

Elizabeth, 57.

Robert John Chambers, 25, a Hammerman – Foundry, born Great Yarmouth.

Ernest, 20, a Hammerman – Foundry.


1911   48, Mytle Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 28 years old, a Labourer in Joinery – Agricultural Engineers. He was living with his mother.

Elizabeth, 68.

1 boarder.


In 1911, Alfred’s father was away at Harwich Harbour, on the ‘Deben’ a sail boat – home trade. Robert, 63, was the Mate on the two man crew. 57 year old, widower, Edward Turner was the Master Mariner.


Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth Chambers – mother.


Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich, and on the the Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works Memorial, Ipswich.

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