Wyndham History

Leslie Frederick Chamberlain (1900-1980)

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Type

Title

Leslie Frederick Chamberlain (1900-1980)

Contributor

Date

1918

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

Leslie Frederick Chamberlain

Birth Date

Birthplace

Service Number

V79420

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

John Chamberlain
Father

Address at time of Enlistment

Werribee

Occupation

Marital Status

Single

Death Date

Place of Burial

Werribee

Biographical Text

No.V79420  Private Leslie Frederick Chamberlain
Leslie Frederick Chamberlain was born in Heathcote, about 110kms north of Melbourne, on 5 May 1900.  He enlisted on 12 August 1918 in Melbourne with the knowledge that his brother, John Henry Chamberlain, had been killed in action in Belgium in March of the same year.

Leslie was working as a labourer and was living at Parker Street, Werribee with his parents, John and Whelamina Chamberlain prior to volunteering.  He had also served for four years with the local senior cadet unit.

His military service was brief.  He was sent to Broadmeadows, Victoria for basic training before being transferred to a Railway Unit.  With the war in its closing stages by the time his basic training was over in late October, he was discharged from service on Christmas Eve 1918.

Post War
After the war, he settled back in Werribee, and
married Olive. Together they had five children.

Leslie Frederick Chamberlain died in Werribee in 1980.

Medals and Entitlements:

  • Nil awarded

Bibliography

NAA: B2455: CHAMBERLAIN L F

Citation

“Leslie Frederick Chamberlain (1900-1980),” Wyndham History, accessed November 30, 2021, https://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2148.

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This Item Relation Item: John Henry Chamberlain (1897-1918)