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James CHAMBERS

Regimental number1756
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolState school, Croydon, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Chambers, 59 Brighton Street, East Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed with Imperial Light Horse South Africa during Boer War
Enlistment date3 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name301st (Mechanical Transport), 8th Company, Army Service Corps (17th Divisional Ammunition Park)
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/98/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal RollNo 10 Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateDied of wounds 1 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death32.8
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 11), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Katharine CHAMBERS, 59 Brighton Street, Richmond, Victoria. Native of Carlton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2243 Driver Sydney Rupert CHAMBERS, 2nd Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 7 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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