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CHAMBERS – John 7th 6th and 7th Dragoon Guards

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6th Inniskilling Dragoons Badge
7th Dragoon Guards Cap Badge
South Africa Medal
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal


Regiment (s)7th, 6th and 7th Dragoon Guards
Regiment Numbers (s) 623 / 736 / 1411
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th August 1839 / 17 years 2 months / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 In
Sallow / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 5 years 2 months
East Indies – 6 years 5 months
Crimea & Turkey – 10 months
Length of Service24 years 23 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th March 1865 / Canterbury Kent England
Campaign MedalsKaffir War Medal 1846-47
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimean Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Smitterbey (Sutterby?) near Kirton in Lindsey Lincolnshire England
Pension Districts1865 Nottingham
1865 Sheffield England
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1888 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1822 Reasby Lincoln Lincolnshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Mon 6th February 1888 – page 6 News of the Day death of John
The Inquirer and Commercial News Wed 14th March 1888 – page 3 News of the Day death of Sarah
Daily News Saturday 10 March 1888 page 3 death of Sarah
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th February 1888 Invalid Depot Mt Eliza Perth Western Australia
Anglican Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
9th March 1888 the Home Perth Western Australia
Anglican Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1841 John Chambers 623, private 7th Dragoon Guards location Nottingham and Ipswich
1851 John Chambers 623, private, 7th Dragoon Guards location Newbridge, Ireland
1861 John Chambers 1411, trooper, 6th Dragoon Guards, location on board ship from Meerut, East Indies
Discharge: At own request after 24 years’ service
In the 1841 Census John Chambers is with his regiment at The Queen’s Barracks Ipswich, his age has been rounded down to 15.
On 5th February 1869 John Chambers was sentenced to imprisonment for one month for being drunk and disorderly and assaulting PC Gardner in the execution of his duty.
He was admitted to the Colonial Hospital suffering a chest complaint on 31st May 1877 and to the Mt. Eliza Invalid Depot on 10th October 1884.
John’s wife Sarah Ann Chambers was admitted to The Home on 11th November 1886.