Harold Luke Horner CHAMBERS MM

CHAMBERS, Harold Luke Horner

Service Numbers: 5433, 250993
Enlisted: 1 November 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Wing Commander
Last Unit: 5 Service Flying Training School
Born: Glenferrie, Victoria, 15 September 1895
Home Town: Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Illness (war service related - mustard gas), Caulfield, Victoria, 2 August 1948, aged 52 years
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Memorials: Mildura Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5433, Melbourne, Victoria
17 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5433, 5th Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5433, 5th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5433, 5th Field Company Engineers, Battle for Pozières
30 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
8 Nov 1917: Promoted Second Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
13 Sep 1919: Discharged Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)

World War 2 Service

27 Nov 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, SN 250993, 5 Service Flying Training School
27 Nov 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, SN 250993
Date unknown: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, SN 250993
Date unknown: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, SN 250993

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Biography

Rose to the rank of Wing Commander, lived in the UK for some time after the war. Valuable reconnaissance work, courage under fire at Pozieres earned him the Military Medal. According to family he was a fun and decent chap