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THOMAS CHAMBERS 1868–1946

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Father of Thomas Cyril Chambers, who also served in WW1

Born 11th April 1868 in Nottingham

Married Alice Emma Hollingworth in 1896

Died 7th September 1946 in Derbyshire

1901 Census

Age 33 living with his wife Alice Emma and son Thomas Cyril age 3 at 1 Primula Terrace, St Matthias, Nottingham. He is employed as an asylum attendant.

1911 Census

Age 43 living with wife Alice Emma and son Thomas Cyril age 13 who is at school. They are living at the Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent. He is still employed at Notts. County Asylum as an attendant.

Military Service

Rank: Sergeant

Service Number: 155907

Military Unit: Royal Army Medical Corps, No 8 Company

Theatre of War: served in the U.K. so did not enter a theatre of war

Attestation: 7.8.1918

Address: 11 Asylum Cottages, Henson Lane, Radcliffe on Trent; age 50, height 5ft 8ins, weight 174lbs, tattoos on both arms, occupation charge attendant at Notts. County War Hospital (the war office took over the asylum between 1918-1919 and converted it to a military hospital).

Formerly soldier in the 95th Derbyshire Regiment, no record available for former service.

Enlisted 18.4.1918. Service record states not to be placed in a medical category higher than B1, having attained the age of fifty years. Put in category B2. (B1 Able to march 5 miles, see to shoot with glasses, and hear well. B2 Able to walk 5 miles, see and hear sufficiently for ordinary purposes).

Called up August 1918, attached to Royal Army Medical Corps in York and then sent home.

Demobilised 17.8.1919.

Medals Awarded: Ineligible for campaign medals as did not serve overseas.

Other information

His son, Thomas Cyril Chambers, was at Radcliffe on Trent school in 1911, age 12 and served with the artillery.

In 1923, his son’s marriage certificate shows Thomas snr is still an Asylum Attendant.

Home address in probate is Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

From the 1939 Register

Address: Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: retired mental health nurse

Household: widowed and living alone

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and worked in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent