Christopher Chambers - Our Project

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    George and Tom arrive at Templeux-Le-Guerard Cemetery
    12th April 2014

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    A beautiful cemetery 26km east of Peronne
    The weather is good

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    The declaration on every Commonwealth Cemetery in France

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    George finds the grave reference I.C.39

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    We've found found the row of graves
    George gets closer to Christopher Chambers

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    George finds Christopher's grave

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    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.'

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    George with Christopher's gravestone

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    The Marlesford cross with Christopher's grave

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    Suffolk Regimental badge
    Jon gives both of the boys a Suffolk Regimental cap badge for them to keep

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    The cap badge is replicated Christopher's gravestone
    This indicates the buried soldier belonged to a specific regiment

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    The boys are proud and fascinated by their gift

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    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