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Information and photograph from Clive Wood, 2008
Private John Chamberlain

33165 21st Battalion Middlesex Regiment

Son of Mr Amos and Mrs Emily
Husband of May Chamberlain, father of Phyllis and May

Aged 38 years

Died 23rd April 1918

Commemorated Les Baraquets Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France
Grave III. E.5.
And in Rushden Cemetery
Grave F.1263

Stone on Grave F.1263

Research by Jacky Lawrence
John Chamberlain was born Steeple Gidding 1880. He enlisted in Finchley, MDX. 1901 at 42 Glassbrook Road with his sister and brother-in-law. He married May Robinson (born Rushden 1885) in 1908. In 1911 they were living in Harborne near Birmingham.

John Chamberlain

The Rushden Echo Friday 19 April 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Victims of the War Men Killed, Wounded and Gassed
Pte J Chamberlain, Middlesex Regiment, husband of Mrs Chamberlain, of 15 Church-street, Rushden, has been wounded in the left thigh and knee and is dangerously ill in hospital in Calais.

The Rushden Echo Friday 26 April 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Victims of the War Long List This Week
Mrs Chamberlain, of 15 Church street, Rushden, whose husband, Pte J Chamberlain, Middlesex Regt., we reported seriously wounded in our last issue, received information this (Friday) morning that he succumbed to his wounds last Tuesday evening.

The late Pte Chamberlain leaves a widow and two little children. He joined the Colours about twelve months last August and had been in France 16 months.

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