Ernest Chambers

105816, Shoeing Smith, No. 2 Section, Guards Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery

Died on the 20th November 1918 aged 32

Shoeing Smith Ernest Chambers

Ernest was born on the 25th February 1886, the son of John & Elizabeth Chambers of Symonds Green, Stevenage. Before joining the Army he had been employed by T.G & H.E.Worboys, Timber Merchants in Stevenage.

He served as a Blacksmith with the Royal Artillery and was posted to France on the 13th December 1915. Whilst on leave in September 1918 he married his sweetheart, Kathleen Stutley. Two months later he died in hospital of bronchial Pneumonia, probably as a result of contracting influenza. His brother, Seymour, was killed in action on the 24th June 1917.

Ernest is buried in the Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, France. (Grave Reference:1.C.10.)

Medal Entitlement: 1915 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

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