GEORGE COLLETT CHAMBERLAIN
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
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.
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.
Service Number: 67671
Military Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 28.6.16
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
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
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.