George William Chambers

974483, Lance Bombardier, 75th Medium (Shropshire Yeomanry) Regiment. Royal Artillery

Killed In Action on the 12th April 1945 aged 29.

The grave of Lance Bombardier George William Chambers in the Faenza War Cemetery, Italy.

George was born on the 26th August 1915, the son of Herbert & Sarah Chambers of 3 Nottingham Road, Stevenage. Prior to joining the Army he worked as a shop assistant in a grocery store. In 1942 he married Doreen Davies of Moss Side, Manchester.

His Regiment served through the Italian campaign, sometimes in support of the 5th Army, sometimes with the 8th, and saw action in many notable battles. These included the third battle of Cassino, operations against the Gustav Line and subsequent breakthrough, operations against the Hilter Line, actions at Arezzo and the occupation of Florence. On the day he was killed his unit were in action in the area near Imola Bridge, Italy. No details are given in the Unit War Diary as to how many casualties were suffered by the Regiment.

George is buried in the Faenza War Cemetery, Italy. (3.C.10.)

Headstone Inscription: "Sincere And True In Heart And Mind What A Beautiful Memory He Left Behind".

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