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Private Harold Heathcote Hayes Chambers

Service No.:
648
Unit:
7th Battalion
Tree No.:
N047
Planted by:
G Chambers (Father)
Image of plaque on tree N047 for Harold Chambers
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Harold Chambers was born at Heathcote, VIC, in 1895, to George Chambers and Annie Maria Sims. Harold had two brothers, Francis and John, who are also remembered in the Avenue.

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Courtesy of the AWM

Harold was a draper in Kyneton, VIC, when he enlisted in the AIF, 7th Battalion, on the 22nd of August 1914, only two weeks after war was declared; he was aged 20 - his parents lived in Bacchus Marsh. Prior to enlisting he had spent three years in the Senior Cadets, 66th Infantry. Harold embarked aboard the HMAT A20 Hororata in October as a Lance Corporal.

After a brief stop in Albany, WA, he disembarked in Egypt, in December 1914 - he probably reverted to Private at this time. Harold later took part in the ANZAC landing on the 25th April 1915, as part of the second wave. On that day he received a gunshot wound to the head. On the 28th he died at the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station and was buried at Beach Cemetery (plot 1, row A, grave 9), Gallipoli, Turkey by the Reverend J Green.

Notes

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.

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Last updated by lee, Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:50:20