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Charles Eric Chambers

Crown Studios, Auckland. Studio portrait of a soldier who is holding a swagger stick. Hat badge displays two crossed flags and fern wreath denoting a Specialist Unit, M.G. (Machine Gunner). Name from glass plate inscription: E. Chambers. See also 7003-058. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 7003-019. No known copyright restrictions

Crown Studios, Auckland. Studio portrait of a soldier who is holding a swagger stick. Hat badge disp …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Eric AWMM
  • Surname
    Chambers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 48766 AWMM
    • WWII 6538 AWMM
    • WWII 1/18/303 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1895 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Charles Chambers (father), Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Electrical engineer/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

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    • Son of Annie and Charles (Senior) Chambers.

      The family resided in Birkenhead AWMM
    • The Family home was "Waldamere", Birkenhead, corner of Havelock and Marama (now 11 Maritime Terrace). Public - Peter - Researcher - 17 December 2018 -
    • Charles birth ref 1896/1115. There are 3 generations of Charles Chambers - grandfather, father and Charles Eric. Charles Eric's parents were Annie Jane nee Buckland and Charles Chalmers, their marriage notice - Marriage Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 71, 25 March 1895, Page 4. CHAMBERS-BUCKLAND. On March 6, at St John the Baptist Church, Northcote, by the Rev. Canon Calder, Charles, eldest son of Charles Chambers, Esq.. of Birkenhead (recently of Moss Hall, Finchley, London, to Annie (Phyllis), only daughter of the late Thomas Buckland, of Ponsonby. Charles Eric's parents and grandparents are all buried in same plot at Pompallier Cemetery, top of Pupuke Rd, Glenfield, Anglican Section, Block B, Plot, 10. Public - Gina - Researcher - 10 July 2019 - Online Council cemetery records and Obituary for Charles Eric Chambers grandfather, Charles Chambers senior. Husband of Jane Eliza Chambers. Auckland Star, Volume XXX, Issue 227, 25 September 1899, Page 5. Mr Charles Chambers, senior died at his residence, Birkenhead, yesterday. The deceased was a native of England and has resided at Birkenhead for fifteen years.
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  • Memorial name
    Birkenhead Roll of Honour, Birkenhead War Memorial Park AWMM

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10 July 2019GinaMOUNT WELLINGTON, 1062, AUCKLANDResearcher
17 December 2018PeterBirkenhead, Auckland, NZResearcher

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