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Allestree, Derby
Reuben Chambers was born in 1890 the son of Reuben an engine fitter and Louisa Chambers (née Simpson ). Reuben snr was born in 1844 at Derby and died in 1903 in Nottingham aged 58. Louisa Simpson was born in 1850 at Nottingham. Married in 1875 at Radford, they had six children - Clara b.1877 Radford, Alfred b.1879 Nottingham, John b.1884 Derby, Randall b.1887 Derby, Reuben b.1890 Derby and Louisa b.1893 Nottingham. In 1911, they lived at 5, Gladstone Street, Nottingham. 61 year old widow Louisa Chambers was a lace hand living with Reuben and her grandchildren Harry (12) and John (10). Reuben Chambers married Flora Rose Winterton on 12th May 1913 at Holy Trinity Church, Nottingham and they lived at 100, Bradgate Road, Nottingham. At the time of Reuben’s death his widow lived at 58, Rowland Terrace, Heskey Street, Nottingham. She was awarded a weekly pension of 13/9d.
Reuben Chambers was a hosiery worker. He was a member of the Salvation Army.
07 Sep 1918
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100, Bradgate Road, Nottingham.
Private
Royal Army Medical Corps
52nd Field Ambulance Reuben Chambers enlisted on 2nd November 1915 at Nottingham aged 25 years 10 months. He arrived at Sheffield on 8th November 1915 and was posted the following day to the Royal Army Medical Corps. He embarked from Southampton on 18th August 1916 disembarking the following day at Rouen. On 22nd August 1916, he was posted to the 52nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. He was admitted to the 8th General Hospital at Rouen on 28th August 1918 suffering from wounds received in action.
Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetry Extension, Grave Reference: F 12B Nottingham Evening Post, In Memoriam, 6th September 1919: 'CHAMBERS. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Pte. R. Chambers, late 52nd Field Ambulance, died of wounds September 7th, 1918. Sadly missed. – Louie and Joe.' In Memoriam courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebok pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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