CEF Soldier Detail

Private Harry Chambers
Died: September 29, 1918

Regimental Number:
472991
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
72nd Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Leicester
Country:
Next of Kin:
Harry Chambers (father) Asquith, Saskatchewan
Address at Enlistment:
Asquith, Saskatchewan
Date of Birth:
February 2, 1896
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Date of Enlistment:
January 27, 1916
Age at enlistment:
20
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Attack on Sancourt and Blecourt
Date of Death:
September 29, 1918
Age at Death:
22
Buried at:
Sancourt British Cemetery, France
Plot:
I. C. 24
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 1609-9
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Link to the local history book, The Asquith Record (1982)

Link to his page on the Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 72nd Battalion

Harry was shot in the right foot in September 1917. He was evacuated to hospital and returned to service about a month later. See his digitized service file for further details.

Son of Harry and Selina Chambers, of Asquith, Saskatchewan.

Digitized image of Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948 for Harry Chambers is available on ancestry.com. It reports that he was "Previously reported Missing, now Killed in Action"

He is included in the Asquith and District Roll of Honour on page 31 of The Asquith Record as Chambers, H, but he is NOT highlighted as dying on the "field of honor."