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Charles Chambers

Pte # 39767 Charlie CHAMBERS of Te AraroaMain Body of the 28th Maori Battalion

Charlie CHAMBERS

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Identity

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    Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Chambers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39767 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
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  • Waka
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  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Te Araroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Hukarere Chambers (mother), Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

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    Army AWMM
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    39767 AWMM
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  • 28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body AWMM

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  • SWEPT TO SEA
    DROWNING FEARED BODY NOT RECOVERED TRIED TO CROSS AWATERE
    Swept out to sea while attempting to cross the Awatere River on horseback. Mr. Charles Chambers, aged 33, farm labourer, was last seen .struggling in the surf some distance from the shore shortly after 10.30 a.m. on Saturday. He is believed to have been drowned, but the body has not yet been recovered. . In company with two other riders, Mr. Chambers was crossing the Awatere River, which was swollen with heavy rain, at a point along the main road half a mile; from Te Araroa--The horse. and both the rider and animal .were washed downstream. for 300yds. before the horse regained its footing in shallow water. Mr. Chambers was seen to mount the horse and ride to the bank, where he again selected a position to cross the stream. He got part way across when the strong current of the full tide again made the horse lose its f
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 14 October 2023
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Sources

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    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 34 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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14 October 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher

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