Born: 1888, Eye, Suffolk.

Died: 10th May 1915; age: 27; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 9th January 1908; Age: 18 years & 9 months: Occupation: Butcher; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 4ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes & brown hair.

Offence: Longwood – 8th November 1909 – Irregular conduct on parade & not complying with an order – 8 days C.B.

Wounded: 13th March 1915 – Admitted with bayonet wound to left foot – Rouen.

Date of Entry Therein: 20th December 1914 – France.

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 2595.

Regiment: The Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

Memorial Reference:

Panel 46 – 48 & 50,

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




1891   Chediston, Suffolk.

Bertie was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar Chambers, 32, a Stockman, born Eye, Suffolk.

Eliza Chambers (nee Abbott), born Mendlesham, Suffolk.

Henry Thomas Chambers, 11, born Eye.

Edgar William Chambers, 8, born Eye.

Lily Sarah Maria Chambers, 6, born Eye.

Eliza Florence Chambers, 4, born Eye.

Ethel Emma Chambers, 1, born Eye.


Bertie was 15 years old, a Butcher’s Boy. He was living with his father, siblings, father’s wife & step sister.

Edgar, 41, a Cow Man on Farm.

Maud Mary Chambers (nee Chambers), 30.

Edgar, 19, a General Carter.

Ethel, 11.

Mabel Chambers, 10, born Chediston, Suffolk.

Walter Chambers, 8, born Horne, Suffolk.

Winifred Mary Chambers, 4, born Horne.

Bertie’s mother Eliza Chambers, died 1893, Eye, Suffolk. His father, Edgar Chambers, died 1910, Ipswich.

Bertie was a member of the M.U.I.O. Fellow Green, Jacket Lodge, Winchester.

On the 7th March 1920, Bertie’s eldest brother Henry Thomas Chambers received his late brother’s Victory & British War medals.

Soldiers’ Effects to Henry Thomas Chambers – brother, of 11, Rapier Street, Ipswich.

Bertie is also remembered on St Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.

The Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion:

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