James Artemas CHAMBERS

James Artemas Chambers Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Blacksmith
Enlisted
31-August-1914
Place
Brisbane
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
311
Rank
Private
Unit
2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
Embarked
24-September-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Middle East
Highest rank
Farrier Sergeant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
16 July 1918
Place
near Jericho, Jordan Valley
Cemetery or Memorial
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, Independent Order of Rechabites N0 3 Honour Roll and Toowoomba Raff St Uniting Church Roll of Honour.

 

James Chambers landed at Gallipoli in May 1915. He was wounded in action 17 days later and hospitalised in Egypt. In May 1917 he was hospitalised with an unspecified ‘debility’ at the 14th Australian General Hospital, re-joining his unit in July. On 16 July 1918 he was killed in action near Jericho and was buried at the nearby Anzac Casualty Clearing Station. After the war his remains were exhumed and re-interred at the Jerusalem War Cemetery.

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