Christopher Chambers - Our Project
George and Tom arrive at Templeux-Le-Guerard Cemetery
12th April 2014
A beautiful cemetery 26km east of Peronne
The weather is good
The declaration on every Commonwealth Cemetery in France
George finds the grave reference I.C.39
We've found found the row of graves
George gets closer to Christopher Chambers
George finds Christopher's grave
George places the Marlesford cross at Christopher's grave
The additional words placed on the grave stone at the family's request 'Not length of days, but duty nobly done.'
George with Christopher's gravestone
The Marlesford cross with Christopher's grave
Suffolk Regimental badge
Jon gives both of the boys a Suffolk Regimental cap badge for them to keep
The cap badge is replicated Christopher's gravestone
This indicates the buried soldier belonged to a specific regiment
The boys are proud and fascinated by their gift
We sign the visitors book
Christopher Chambers was the only ranked man that came from Marlesford and killed in action
We visited Templeux-Le-Guerard Cemetery early on the morning of Saturday 12th April 2014.
The soldier we were searching for was Christopher Chambers.
George searched the cemetery register to find Christopher's name, this gave us the grave reference for him to search for. It was a joint effort finding the grave.
The weather was beautiful and the cemetery was very well kept, in its very rural location.
We spent some time in the cemetery at the grave side talking about Christopher and the sacrifice he had made. Christopher was the only ranked man that came from Marlesford. He was a Company Sergent Major and has a fascinating history which can be viewed on this website. We hope that the Marlesford cross made a connection between Christopher, his home village and his brothers in arms.
If you have any information on Christopher Chambers please contact us