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Friday, 21 February 2014

Flashback Friday - War Grave - Oridinary Telegraphist Harry Chamberlain, Royal Navy

**Originally posted 9th January 2013**
 
 

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them".
 
 
Charles Harry Chamberlain was born in Maidenhead in 1924 to Charles Richard Chamberlain, a carpenter, and his wife Lilian Charlotte Lock.
 
Sometime after the outbreak of World War II, Charles Harry (known as Harry) enlisted with the Royal Navy and began his training as an Ordinary Telegraphist at the H.M.S Collingwood Training Camp.  Unfortunately Harry was to die that the tragically young age of 18 on 24th August 1942 from illness.  It is unclear as to whether Harry ever got to see active service, but that does not make him any less brave.
 
 
 


2 comments:

  1. Nice one. Thank you for following A Bit About Britain, and for your comments. It's been a busy week!

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  2. Very sad that he died so young.

    Thanks for sharing this on Taphophile Tragics. :)

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