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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 1st December 1915 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Stapleford Nottinghamshire
Harold Chamberlin was born in 1893 the son of John William Chamberlin a lace maker and his first wife Sarah née Wilmot of 8 Upper Orchard Street Stapleford Nottingham. John William was born in 1860 in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Sarah Wilmot was born in 1862 in Stapleford, married in 1882 in Nottingham they had 9 children 2 of whom died in infancy or early childhood, their children were, Gertrude b1883 Ernest b1886, Avalida b1887, Elizabeth b1889, Ella b1890, Harold b1893, Hermon b1896, Sarah b1898 and John H b1900 all were born in Stapleford. His mother Sarah died in 1902 aged 40 yrs her death was recorded in the Shardlow Registration District, his father went on to marry in 1906 to Minnie Harper the marriage was recorded in the Shardlow Registration district. In 1911 his father is living with his second wife at 8 upper Orchard Street, Stapleford and are shown as John William a lace maker, living with his wife Minnie 43 yrs and his children, Lizzie a lace jennier, Hermon a milk errand lad and Sarah a scholar. In the same 1911 census we find Harold a boarder, living at 13 Northwood Street, Stapleford, he is living with Frederick Dredge 27 yrs a journey man baker, who is living with his wife Gertrude Dregde 28 yrs Harold Chamberlin is 18 yrs and a warper in the lace trade, also living at the address is Harold older sisters Availda Chamberlin 24 yrs a drapers assistant and Ella Chamberlin 20 yrs a lace mender.
He worked in the lace industry and upon enlistment as blacksmiths striker,
07 Oct 1915
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729503 - CWGC Website
CG/1067
8 upper Orchard Street, Stapleford.
Private
6th Bn The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Private Harold Chamberlin, enlisted in London on 3rd September 1914, he was sent to Canterbury on 4th and posted to the 6th battalion The Buffs on 6th September 1914. He gave his place of birth as Stapleford and his age as 21 yrs and 7 months. On 1st June 1915 he landed in France and was killed in action on 7th October 1915 during heavy shelling of the battalions positions, he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial
Additional Research by David Nunn
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 1st December 1915 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Harold Chamberlin - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 1st December 1915 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918