Service Number: V15659
Enlisted: 5 June 1941, Royal Park, Victoria
Last Rank: Craftsman
Last Unit: Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Born: North Wheatley, Nottinghamshire, England, 13 October 1891
Home Town: Kyabram, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: unknown
Occupation: Produce Merchant
Died: Illness, Mitcham, Victoria, Australia, 1 November 1943, aged 52 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Craftsman, SN V15659
5 Jun 1941: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Corporal, SN V15659, Royal Park, Victoria
1 Nov 1943: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Craftsman, SN V15659, Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Hugh BIGSBY-CHAMBERLIN was born on 13th October, 1891 in North Wheatley, Nottinghamshire, England

His parents were The Reverend Thomas Chamberlin BIGSBY-CHAMBERLIN & Edith Mary HOMFRAY who married in England in 1888

He enlisted in the Australian Army on 5th June 1941 & served with the Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, 6th Line of Communication AEME (Area Workshop)

Hugh married Caroline Jane ROBINSON in Yorkshire, England in 1915

He died of Illness in Mitcham, Victoria - late of 961 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham and is buried in the Springvale War Cemetery

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial