Project Description

THOMAS CYRIL CHAMBERS 1897–1976

RGA

Son of Thomas Chambers, reservist

Born 7th May 1897 in Nottingham

Baptised 21st June 1897 St Matthias’ Church, Sneinton. Address given as 36 Windmill Lane.

Marriage 21st April 1923 to Beatrice K. Atkin, St. Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died 1976 in Shropshire

1901 Census

Age 3, living at 1 Primula Terrace, St Matthias, Nottingham with his father Thomas, an asylum attendant, and mother Alice Emma, a lace divider.

1911 Census

Age 13, living at the Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent with his father Thomas, an asylum attendant at the County Asylum, and mother Alice Emma.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Military Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery

Service Number: 201414, previously Royal Field Artillery 99608

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 28.8.15

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Pension Record Card

Discharged 24th March 1919. He had received a gun shot wound to his right ankle and was awarded a 20% disability pension, 8/- (40p) per week, until 12th July 1921 when this was reduced to 6-14% for 70 weeks, 7/6p (37p). Address on pension record 11 Asylum Cottages.

Other Information

Marriage gives his occupation as machinist, father Asylum attendant.  His wife’s father James Atkin was a baker from West Bridgford

From the 1939 Register

Address: Chellaston Road, Shardlow, Derbyshire

Employment: Steel worker

Air Raid Precautions warden

Household: living with wife Beatrice born 29.10.1895

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and went to school in Radcliffe on Trent.