Project Description

GEORGE COLLETT CHAMBERLAIN

1893–1976

G C Charmberlain

Photograph from Cutler collection 1912

Brother of Henry

Born 7th November 1893 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 17th December 1893 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died 1976, age 82 in Rushcliffe District

1901 Census

George Chamberlain was seven years old living with father Henry, a maltster, mother Jane, a butcher/shopkeeper, his brother Henry, 14, and sister Sarah, 9, on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census

Age 17 living with father Henry, maltster, mother Jane, brother Henry, 24, and sister Sarah, 19, on Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent. He is employed as a joiner’s apprentice.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 67671

Military Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 28.6.16

Attested 8.11.15

Address: The Cottage, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent; age 22, occupation joiner, height 5ft 7¾ins, chest 34ins, weight 126 lbs, religion Wesleyan

He is described as a ‘smart active man’ whose ‘chest should develop’.

Next of kin: mother Jane Chamberlain of same address

8.11.15: Home

11.11.15: Posted to Dover

27.6.16: Posted to France; embarked Southampton

28.6.16: Disembarked Le Havre

11.8.16: Attached HQ 5th Corps Heavy Artillery

27.8.16: Posted to 79 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

30.11 – 10.12.16: Leave

7.5.17: Posted to HQ 5th Corps Heavy Artillery

12.6.17: Transferred to Royal Engineers as Pioneer under Army Order 204 of  1916 at Royal Engineers rate of pay; reason of transfer ‘Benefit of Service’

3.7.17: Posted to 16 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

21.7.17: Transfer cancelled and posted to 5th Corps Heavy Artillery RGA as Gunner

11.10.17: Leave with Royal Artillery 10 days

18.4.18:  Posted to 51 Siege Battery RGA from HQ 5th Corps

18.4.18: Signal Company arrived at V Corps Heavy Artillery Signals for duty

8.12.18: Posted to 201 Siege Battery

Left Rouen between 19.1.19 and 26.1.19 for demobilisation

24.2.19: Demobilised as fit.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

The Cottage, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other Information

Kelly’s Directory, 1941: Geo. Collett Chamberlain, joiner, Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent

George’s sister Sarah, a teacher, died in the flu epidemic 1918

He gave a talk on October 17th 1960 in the Methodist church about his memories of Radcliffe on Trent. This talk was later reproduced as a booklet.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: living with mother Jane

From the 1939 Register

Address: Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Joiner and undertaker

Nottinghamshire Constabulary War Reserve

Household: Living with wife Edith, a volunteer telephonist for police service.

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe  on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.

George C Chamberlain