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Chambers, J., A/Smn., 1916

Photo: B. Chandler

In Wallsend Church Bank Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of:

KP/906 Able Seaman
J. Chambers
Royal Naval Vol. Reserve
27th February 1916 age 22

Colin Boyd has submitted the following:

John was born on 8th November 1893 and was working as a labourer living with his mother, Sarah Jane at 61, Stephenson Street, Willington Quay when he enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers on 4th September 1914.

He transferred to the RNVR on 10th September 1914 and was posted to the Howe Battalion until he was sentenced to 7 days in the cells (unknown charge) on 27th April 1915.

John was then transferred to the Anson Battalion and served in Gallipoli until he was invalided to the UK on 13th August 1915 suffering from Rheumatism and Enteritis.

John died in the 1st Northern General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne on 27th February 1916 from TB and Haemoptysis.

The CWGC entry for Able Seaman Chambers

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk