Coleshill Remembers World War 1
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Entry for Private Ernest Chamberlain
1st/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
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Ernest Edward Chamberlain was born in March 1886 in Coleshill. The son of Charles and Mary, he lived at several addresses on Coleshill High Street and worked as a platelayer before he enlisted in 1915. A private in the 1st/6th battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment he was killed in action on 27 August 1917 and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Mrs. Chamberlain, of Lower High Street, Coleshill, has received official intimation that Private E. Chamberlain, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, previously reported missing on August 27th, was killed in action on that date. Private Chamberlain was employed with Mr. J. T. Tuckley, ironmonger, Coleshill, prior to joining the army. On Thursday morning Mrs. Chamberlain received further intimation that another son, Private Harry Chamberlain, was dangerously wounded in action a few days ago, and is now in a military hospital in France. Mrs. Chamberlain will have the deepest sympathy of many friends in her hour of sorrow. Coleshill Chronicle, Saturday, November 3, 1917.
Local Soldiers Reported Missing Private E. E. Chamberlain, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, third son of Mrs. Chamberlain, Lower High Street, Coleshill, is officially reported as missing since August 27th. He has been out in France fourteen months. Prior to the war he was employed with Mr. J. T. Trickley, ironmonger, Coleshill. His brother Private Harry Chamberlain, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, is also in France. Coleshill Chronicle Saturday, September 29, 1917.