Chambers Richard Lance Sergeant 529263

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L/Sgt R Chambers' CWGC headstone.
L/Sgt R Chambers' CWGC headstone.

Name Chambers Richard
Army number 529263
Rank Lance Sergeant
Date of birth Research suggests L/Sgt Chambers was born in Gateshead, birth registered Quarter 2 1903, father William, mother Mary (nee Sullivan).
Age 37
Unit Enlisted in the 15th King's Hussars - no service dates as yet. Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry 25/7/39. Posted ? 9th Bn DLI. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/40, posted 1 TS. Served BEF. KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40, Authority R. Casualty.
Company/Battery Battalion Headquarters.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Provost Sergeant.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40.
Home address No further family information as yet. Buried Sp. Mem. Plot 8. Row C. Grave 6. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 1TS