Born: 1870, Ipswich.

Died: 5th February 1901; age: 30; KiA at Witklip, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Residence: 19, Hill Street, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3426.

Regiment: 19th (Princess of Wales’s Own) Hussars, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Belfast, Orange Free State & Laing’s Nek.




1871   Bond Street, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.


Arthur was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Chambers, 41, a Labourer, born Ipswich.

Sarah Chambers (nee Cuttriss), 41, born Sawston, Cambridgeshire.

Elizabeth Chambers, 19, a ??? Maker, born Ipswich.

William Chambers, 17, a Pupil Teacher, born Ipswich.

Alfred Chambers, 14, born Ipswich.

John Chambers, 6, born Ipswich.

Walter James Chambers, 8 months, born Ipswich.


1881   7, Bond Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 51, a Brickmaker.

Sarah, 53.

John, 16.

Charlotte Chambers, 9, born Ipswich.

Frederick Chambers, 7, born Ipswich.


1891   Cavalry Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire.


Arthur was 21 years old, Soldier ranked a Private for the 19th Hussars.


Arthur’s mother, Sarah Chambers died 1899, Ipswich.


In 1897, Ipswich, Arthur married Ruth Hannah Ward, born 1876, Butley, Suffolk.

They had 2 children:

William John Chambers, born 1898, Ipswich.

Winifred Chambers, born 1899, Ipswich.

The Boer War.

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