Stanley "Stan" Cecil Hector Chambers

Aug 22, 1896

Born in Peterborough, Ontario to Joseph George and Margaret (nee Boyd) Chambers


Nov 4, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59150 (temporary number 505)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mr. George Chambers, father, 525 Bolivar St., Peterborough, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Ginger Beer Maker with the De Laval Cream Separator Company in Peterborough, Ontario

Ø  Previous military experience given as 57th Regiment, Peterborough Rangers, Canadian Militia

Ø  Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø  Posted to “E” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “C” Company

He lied about his age, stating that he had been born in 1894

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries.  On more than one occasion he was noted as the best rifle shot in “C” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Dec 15, 1915

While in the M & N trenches near Voormezeele, Belgium, Private Chambers received shrapnel wounds to his left leg causing a fracture of the Fibula and loss of muscle tissue.  He was evacuated to a field ambulance for first aid before being transported to a casualty clearing station for further treatment


Dec 28, 1915

Transferred to the No. 24 General Hospital in Etaples, France


Jan 10, 1916

Invalided to England

On arrival in England he was admitted to the Manor House Hospital in Folkestone where 2 surgeries were performed to remove shrapnel

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion for pay purposes while in hospital


Feb 15, 1916

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


May 23, 1916

Transferred to the Shorncliffe Military Hospital


May 25, 1916

Transferred to the Cranbrook Military Hospital


Jun 30, 1916

Discharged from hospital and reported to the CCAC in Shorncliffe fit for light duties


Jul 2, 1916

Granted sick leave until July 13, 1916


Jul 14, 1916

Attached to the 39th Reserve Battalion in West Sandling for Base Duty


Jul 28, 1916

Reported to the CCAC


Aug 1, 1916

Ceased to be attached to the 39th Reserve Battalion


Aug 2, 1916

Attached to the Canadian Records Office in London


Aug 22, 1916

Admitted to the 4th London Hospital when his left leg became infected


Aug 23, 1916

Discharged from hospital with a recommendation to be employed in clerical work only


Mar 11, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot and attached to the Canadian Records Office in Seaford


Jul 20, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Records Office in London


Sep 13, 1917

Medical Board in London notes that there is some loss of motion and sensation in his left foot.  He also suffers from slight DAH (Disordered Activity of the Heart).  He is suitable for sedentary duty only


Sep 24, 1917

Transferred to the General Depot in Shorncliffe


Sep 26, 1917

Attached to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


Oct 18, 1917

Embarked the SS Missanabie in Liverpool



Oct 28, 1917

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec


Nov 11, 1917

Medical Board in Quebec City notes

Ø  Shrapnel wound to left leg causing fracture of Fibula and muscle destruction

Ø  Adherent scars cause lack of movement of left foot

Ø  General condition is not good as he is pale and anemic

Ø  Heart is slightly enlarged

Ø  Incapacity is set at 20%


Dec 1, 1917

Taken On Strength of the Special Service Battalion and posted to the #3 Special Service Company in Kingston, Ontario


Dec 26, 1917

Admitted to the Spadina Military Hospital in Toronto, Ontario


Jan 10, 1918

Discharged from hospital


Jan 31, 1918

Discharged from the CEF at Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge General Delivery Ottawa, Ontario

Following the end of the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him c/o General Delivery, Ottawa, Ontario


Aug 20, 1920

Stanley Chambers moved to 402 N. East Ave., Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Dec 18, 1920

Married to Katie Franklin in Schenectady, New York, USA


Jun 22, 1925

Stanley Chambers petitioned for USA citizenship in Baltimore.  He listed his address as 402 N. East Ave., Baltimore, Maryland, USA and his occupation as Electric Welder


Dec 5, 1929

Stanley Chambers registered as a resident of the USA


Apr 25, 1942

Registered for the USA WW2 Draft.  His address is shown as 4002 Echodale Ave., Baltimore, Maryland.  His employer is listed as Standard Oil Company, Baltimore, USA.

In the summer of 1960, he was reported to be living at 1405 Arden Ave., Clearwater, Florida, USA

Stanley Cecil Hector Chambers died in April of 1967 in Clearwater, Florida, USA


The Wall of Honour in Peterborough, Ontario lists all who served from the city
including Stanley Chambers



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