Regimental number1923
Place of birthNewport, Co Mayo, Ireland
SchoolSt Jarlath's College Catholic, Galway; College, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMossman, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height6' 1"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr F Chambers, Newport, Co Mayo, Ireland
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 January 1915
Place of enlistmentPort Douglas, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 45), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Brisbane on HMHS 'Kyarra', 16 April 1915.

Joined 15th Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, and taken on strength, 16 June 1915.

Found guilty, 8 July 1915, of stealing a tin of milk: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 16 July 1915; transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 17 July 1915 (diarrhoea); to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Lemnos, 24 July 1915; rejoined unit, 30 July 1915.

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHAMBERS Thomas