The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Chambers
First Name:
Frederick Charles
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16795
Company:
‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion, No 1 Platoon.
Enlisted:
1.10.1941
DOB:
30.11.1906
Place of Birth:
Menzies, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Charles Henry Chambers
Mothers's Name:
Myrtle Anne Chambers
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 35.
Cause of Death:
Missing believed killed in action
Place of Death:
South‐West Bukit Timah
Date of Death:
11.02.1942

General Description

Frederick Charles Chambers enlisted 1 October 1941.  As a reinforcement  he joined 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion boarding ‘Aquitania’ sailing to Singapore on 16 January 1941.  Little more than four months since enlistment, with ‘E’ Company he was reported missing believed KIA 11 February 1942 during the battle for Singapore.  Frederick was 35 years old.

‘E’ Coy suffered large loss of lives.  Please read further.

In 1931 Electoral Role Frederick was recorded residing 77 Collins Street, Kalgoorlie with his father Charles and brother Arthur.  His occupation truck driver.

Myrtle Anne Chambers died in March 1930 in Kalgoorlie aged 42 years.  Her husband Charles Chambers died three years later in 1933 aged 77 years.

Frederick had a sister Eileen and brother Arthur.

 

 

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