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Private Frank Horace Chambers

203205 1st/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
(formerly 4559 Northamptonshire Regiment)

Son of Mr William & Mrs Elizabeth Chambers
Husband of Margaret L (nee Dungate)

Aged 21 years

Died 8th May 1917

Commemorated at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport
Grave III. G.6B.

Born and resided at Rushden, enlisted at Northampton.
The Rushden Echo Friday 11 May 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Soldier's Fatal Wounds - Died of Amputation of a Leg

We regret to report that Mr and Mrs Wm Chambers, of 36, Pratt-road, Rushden, have suffered bereavement of the death from wounds of their son, Pte F H Chambers, East Yorks. Regt., who passed away following an amputation of his right leg on May 8th.

Pte Chambers, who was 22 years of age, received wounds in both legs and in the right hand on April 23rd, and was at once sent into the Canadian Hospital in France. In view of the soldier's serious condition, the War office wired for his relatives to visit him, and his wife and his mother at once proceeded to France, journeying thither last Wednesday week.

They have not yet returned, but Mr Chambers received a wire yesterday to say that his son had passed away.

The late Pte Chambers, who enlisted in August, 1915, leaves a widow and one child. He was formerly in the employ of Messrs. Green and Coe, boot manufacturer, Rushden.

The Rushden Echo Friday 22 June 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Memorial Service at Rushden - The Newton Road District Fallen Heroes

A deeply impressive memorial service, which was attended by a large gathering, was held on Sunday evening at the Newton-road Roll of Honour. The service was in memory of the seven men who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country - Geo. H Britchford, Frank Chambers, and Charles Dilley of Pratt-road, Tom Cook, Raymond Percival and Harry Tew, Newton-road, and Charles H Bunning of Robinson-road.

After singing the hymn "Oft in danger," - a favourite of one of the boys - prayers were offered and a portion of the 11th chapter of St John's was read by the Rector, the Rev P Robson. Miss Evelyn Harlow sang very sympathetically the hymn "Nearer my God to thee" after which a sympathetic and helpful address was given by the Rector on the words "Let not your heart be troubled." The hymn "Jesu, Lover of my soul" was heartily sung to the tune "Aberystwyih", and the Rev PJ Richards addressed the gathering on the words "To live in Christ, to die is gain", urging his hearers to do what they could to share and lessen the troubles of others. Absent friends were remembered hi the singing of the hymn "Holy Father, in they mercy", and after the National Anthem had been sung the "Last Post" was sounded by the bugles of the Church Lad's Brigade of which Charles H Bunning was a member.

A collection was taken and realised 25s. Beautiful flowers had been placed on the "Roll" for the occasion. Miss E Attley presided at the piano, which was kindly lent by Mrs C Ette. Fortunately the storm held off until all the people had gone.

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