John Chamberlain - Royal Engineers WW2???

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Danny Burt, May 3, 2019.

  1. Danny Burt

    Danny Burt Member

    Hiya all,

    I am trying to do some research for someone and help out their family. All they know is his name was John Chamberlain and he was in the Royal Engineers. He served in Burma and that is far as it goes I am afraid. Sorry not much of a lead on this. They did mention the Chindits but not sure if there is a connection. He did survive the war to add.

    Thanks

    Danny
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Danny

    Follow CL1's advise - it really is the only way to start - you/they will need a death certificate and if they dont have one we can find the details but obvioulsy would need a date of death and where

    TD
     
  4. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Was his name John Wilfred Chamberlain ?

    Graham.
     
  5. Danny Burt

    Danny Burt Member

    All, I have been given his full name

    John George David Chamberlain

    Hope this helps someone.

    Cheers

    Danny
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Danny
    That narrows it down to about 1000 - do they intend or want to send away for his service records? - if they do they will need a copy of his death certificate - do they have one? - if not, when did he die and where, it would also be beneficial to have some idea of his birth year. If they do not intend obtaining his service records then we will forever be going down blind alleys which I for one have no intention of doing

    TD
     
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  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Danny

    Can you find out if he died in Stourbridge around the year 2000 ??

    TD
     
  8. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Danny,
    Not all soldiers who enlisted into the services entered their middle names,( WW1 especially) So their birth/death date,and where they lived becomes crucial to finding the right person as mentioned above.

    regards.......Graham.
     
  9. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Birth:
    Chamberlain, John G D - Merthyr T - Jun 1911

    Baptism:
    Chamberlain_bapt.jpg

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    Chamberlain Household (2 People)
    60 Pendle Road , Wandsworth, London
    NAME - DOB - OCCUPATION
    John G D Chamberlain - 13 Apr 1911 - Window Dresser (Drapery)
    Eileen V Edwards (Chamberlain) - 27 Aug 1915 - Shop Asst (Drapery)

    Death:
    NAME: John George D Chamberlain
    BIRTH: 13 Apr 1911
    DEATH: Jun 2000 - Stourbridge, West Midlands
     
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  10. Danny Burt

    Danny Burt Member

    Bang on! Thats him. Great work apparently he escaped death twice in combat. Any military service the family would be so grateful to find out.

    Thanks

    Danny
     
  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Danny

    The only way you/they will find out anything about his military service is to apply for his service records

    My last post on this thread

    TD
     

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