Biography of Private Thomas Chambers (241919)
2nd/5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 29th April 1918

Soldier

  • Name: Thomas Chambers
  • Date of birth: 1881
  • Place of Birth: Levenshulme, Lancashire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1881
  • Place of Birth Registration: Chorlton, Lancashire, England

Father

  • Name: Thomas Chambers
  • DOB: 1846
  • Place of Birth: Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: House decorator

Mother

  • Name: Sarah Harriet Barrow
  • DOB: 1857
  • Place Of Birth: Northwich, Cheshire, England
  • Marriage: 24th June 1878 Heaton Chapel, St Thomas, Lancashire

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Maggie Chambers, 1879, Rusholme
  • Thomas Chambers, 1881, Levenshulme
  • David Chambers, 1883, Levenshulme
  • Maud Chambers, 1885, Levenshulme
  • Nellie Chambers, 1887, Levenshulme
  • Beatrice May Chambers, 1890, Levenshulme
  • Charles Chambers, 1895, Castle Bytham

Census

  • 1891: Thomas is living with his mother at 8 Maiden Lane, Stamford, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: Thomas is living with his parents in Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 19 and he is listed as a painter.
  • 1911: Thomas is living with his wife in Little Bytham, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 29 and he is listed as a house painter.
Relatives in services
  • None found

Wife

  • Name: Dorothy Elizabeth Sharpe
  • Date of birth: 13th April 1886
  • Place of Birth: Little Bytham , Lincolnshire, England

Marriage

  • Date of Marriage: 1907
  • Place of Marriage: Grantham District

Wife’s parents

  • Father: Walter Henry Sharpe
  • Mother: Elizabeth Garfit Lyon

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 18th May 1918
    CHAMBERS- In loving memory of Pte, T. Chambers, of the Lincolnshire Regiment, the beloved husband of D. M. Chambers, who died of wounds, in France, on April 29th, 1918.

    The best of husbands, kind and true,
    Until the day breaks.

    Mrs. Chambers and Family, Little Bytham, thank their numerous friends for kind letters and messages of sympathy.

 

  • CHAMBERS – In everloving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Thomas Chambers, who died in france, of wounds received in action, April 29th, 1918, aged 36 years.

    If we could have seen him at the last,
    And heard his last farewell.
    The blow would not have been so hard,
    To us who loved him well.

    From his sorrowing MOTHER and FATHER, and BROTHERS (DAVID and CHARLES).

Military Records

Attestation Papers
  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Thomas Chambers, 241919, 5th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 29th April 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Wife Dorothy E

Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Bourne, Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private T Chambers, 241919, 2nd/5th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 29 April 1918
  • Remembered with honour, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne
  • Died of wounds

 

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.

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