Clarence Victor CHAMBERS

Badge Number: S8039, Sub Branch: State

CHAMBERS, Clarence Victor

Service Number: 614
Enlisted: 15 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Willowie, South Australia, 17 November 1895
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 10 July 1977, aged 81 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Columbarium, Wall 11, Niche E019
Memorials: Jamestown Methodist Church WW1 Roll of Honor, Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch, Willowie Schools and District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

15 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 614, Morphettville, South Australia
21 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 614, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Boonah, Newcastle
21 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 614, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Newcastle embarkation_ship: HMAT Thirty-Six embarkation_ship_number: A36 public_note: ''
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 614, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
24 Jul 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
25 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

World War 2 Service

12 Feb 1942: Enlisted Broken Hill, NSW

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Father Moses Chambers (d. 1950 89yrs) and Mother Elizabeth Chambers (d. 1940 72yrs), living in Jamestown, South Australia

Held apprenticeship in Mechanics for 15mths.

Previous service:  15mths in 29th Light Horse Regiment, Port Pirie, SA

Described on enlisting as 18yrs 11mths old; single; 5' 10.5" tall;
healthy complexion; grey eyes; brown hair; Methodist

16/9/1914      enlisted in Morphettville, SA

3/12/1914      appointed to Broadmeadows Camp

21/12/1914    embarked from Newcastle, NSW, onboard HMAT A36 Thirty Six
                     Private in 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement

9/5/1915        proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces

29/12/1915    promoted to Lance Corporal
                     joined Western Frontier Force

17/1/1916      promoted to Temporary Corporal

6/5/1916        promoted to Corporal

7/6/1916        promoted to Sergeant

24/7/1917      to be 2nd Lieutenant

13/9/1917      seconded to 1st Light Horse Regiment
14/9/1917      taken on strength 1st Light Horse Regiment

10/10/1917    taken on strength

21/10/1917    conjunctivitis - admitted to Stationary Hospital
25/10/1917    to be Lieutenant and remain seconded

18/11/1917    ceased to be seconded to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment

2/2/1918       to School of Instructors, Zeitoun

20/3/1918     Qualified as Instructor, 35th Hotchkiss Gun Course

21/11/1918    embarked Port Said, Egypt for leave (1914) to Uk

21/2/1919      sick, admitted to hospital

1/5/1919        returned to Australia, embarked onboard HT China
6/6/1919        disembarked into Australia

20/6/1919       discharged from service

Medals:          1914-15 Star (4298), British War medal (1429), Victory Medal (1429)

29/5/1967      lived at 31A East Parkway, Colonel Light Gardens, SA
                     applied for the ANZAC Commemorative Medallion

10/7/1977      passed away
cremated in:   Centennial Park Cemetery
                     Columbarium, Wall 11, Niche E019
                     Interment Right Expiry 14/08/2027

Sourced and submitted by Juilanne T Ryan.  3/5/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.