EDGAR CHAMBERS

1918 Ipswich Chronical and Mercury newspaper.

Born: 1898, Ramsholt, Suffolk.

Died: 11th October 1917; age 19; Died of Wounds – No. 61. Casualty Clearing Station, Lozingham.

Residence: Ramsholt, Suffolk.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 19794

Regiment: Coldstream Guards, ‘B’ Coy, 3rd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

I.F.15.

Artillery Wood Cemetery,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Horace & Anna Chambers, of 122, Elm Row, Ramsholt.

 

CENSUS

1901   Elm Row, Ramsholt, Suffolk.

 

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

Horace Chambers, 33, a Horseman on Farm, born Eye, Suffolk.

Annie Chambers (nee Pooley), 32, born Sutton Suffolk.

Horace William Chambers, 12, born Ramsholt.

Annie Maud Chambers, 9, born Ramsholt.

Sarah Agnes Chambers, 7, born Ramsholt.

Florence Chambers, 5, born Ramsholt.

Alfred Chambers, 5 months, born Ramsholt.

 

1911   122, Elm Row, Ramsholt, Suffolk.

 

Edgar was 13 years old, a Labourer on Farm. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Horace, 43, a Horseman on Farm.

Anna, 42.

William, 22, a Horseman on Farm.

Florence, 16.

Alfred, 10.

Jessie Kate Chambers, 7, born Ramsholt.

Mabel Chambers, 3, born Ramsholt.

Elsie Chambers, 2, born Ramsholt.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Horace Chambers – father.

 

Edgar’s brother, Horace William Chambers, of 122, Elm Pow, Ramsholt, also died in the First World War. After being reported as missing on the 3rd February 1917, he was  later confirmed as having died from exhaustion and exposure on the 7th February 1917, aged 28. Horace had enlisted at Norwich, Norfolk, he was a Private of the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment), 16th Battalion, service number 27598. He was laid to rest at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.

Edgar’s brother, Alfred Chambers, died during the Second World War. He was ranked a Chief Stoker, C/K 64027 for the Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Spartiate,’ and died from left hemiplegia at the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham, Kent. Alfred was 42 years old, a Farm Servant and married. Alfred was laid to rest at All Saint’s Churchyard, Ramsholt, Suffolk.

 

Edgar, Horace and Alfred are remembered on the war memorial at All Saint’s Churchyard, Ramsholt, Suffolk.

 

Coldstream Guards, ‘B’ Coy, 3rd Battalion:

 

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