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Frederick William Chambers

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 21), Page: 14 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 21), Page: 14 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick William AWMM
  • Surname
    Chambers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Fred AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/3582 AWMM
    • WWII 48499 AWMM
    • WWII 31317 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 February 1897 AWMM LeamingtonCambridge AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs Emma Chambers (mother), Leamington, Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs F. Chambers (wife), Victoria Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Medium AWMM
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Wounded 15 September 1916, admitted to 2/2 casualty Clearing Station then no. 11 Hospital and Convalescent Depot AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Mumps March 1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in action 6 June 1917, gassed, Hospitalised in Boulogne and Escault Hospital AWMM
    • Medical, InterWar AWMM
      Strained back 1924 AWMM
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
      Dengue fever (WW2) AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joined 2nd Battalion in Alexandria just as it was preparing to go to France

    Gained a souvenir tattoo on left forearm - a Union Jack and a bull dog with Egypt 1916 underneath

    Returned to New Zealand on Arawa arriving New Zealand 16 November 1919

    Night nurse at Cambridge Hospital during the influenza epidemic

    Enlisted in Army 18 February(1920?), Gunnery, probationary Gunner; accepted for full service and posted to Fort Dorset 16 August 1920, served with Field Artillery, Coast and Medium Cadre, Wellington

    Promoted Lance Bombardier 1 October 1924, qualified as an instructor elementary work Lewis and Hotchkiss Machine Guns 1925

    Trained Territorial gunners; manned guns at Saluting Battery at Point Jerningham

    Promoted Bombardier 1 October 1927 transferred to General HQ

    Awarded New Zealand Long and Efficient Service August 1928

    Promoted Staff Sergeant 1935, posted to Devonport 1937, then temporary Warrant Officer Class 2 and Master Gunner, Northern Military District

    Awarded Long Service and Good Conduct medal (military) 24 May 1938

    Appointed temporary Warrant Officer Class 1 1940, confirmed 1942

    1943 held the appointment of Battery Sergeant Major; 10th Battery, 9th Heavy Regiment New Zealand Army at North head, Devonport

    Family recount he was nominated for 8th Reinforcements 2NZEF but not accepted and that he embarked with T Force (Tonga) on Garrison duty

    World war 2 Nominal Roll 10 p. 15 lists him as embarking for overseas but we do not have information (November 2008) to say where he went. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Cambridge Cenotaph, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434 AWMM
    • Cambridge World War One War Memorials AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      21: 14 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 10: WW2 15 AWMM
    • Ahier, William Roland. War diary, 1917. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2004/76. AWMM
      p.7 January 1917; 17 February 1917 (footballer) AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Disembarkation T-force [WW2 Tonga Force Disembarkation Roll], Archives NZ, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1428 (R22440224) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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