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   Lieutenant Henry Neville Chamberlain
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Anchusa, Royal Navy Reserve Unit (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 30/07/1886
Died: 16/07/1918 (Died at Sea)
Age: 31
Henry Neville Chamberlain was the son of Rev. George Chamberlain and Dilliana Mary Chamberlain. Rev. George Chamberlain married Dilliana Mary Brereton on 28 April 1880. Henry Neville Chamberlain was born 30th July 1886 in Carrickfergus. Rev. George Chamberlain was a Church of Ireland Clergyman. Henry attended the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Henry joined the Royal Navy Reserve Unit and served on HMS Anchusa. The Anchusa was torpedoed on 16th July 1918 by a German submarine off the north coast of Ireland. The majority of the eighty officers, men & boys were lost. Lieutenant Henry Chamberlain was killed just two weeks off his 32nd birthday. The CWGC record that his mother lived at The Rectory, Castledawson, Co. Londonderry.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
  Plymouth, Devon, 
Grave Ref: Panel 29
CWGC Casualty 3045884
The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 20
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Chamberlain family 1901 census lists Henry Neville as age 14 living with the family at house 21 in North East Division, Carrickfergus Rural, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Chamberlain family 1911 census does not list Henry as living with the family at house 6 in Governors Place, Carrickfergus Urban, Antrim
3 Carrickfergus Roll of Honour Details of Lieutenant Henry Neville Chamberlain
4 Castledawson War Dead Details of Lieut. Henry Neville Chamberlain including photos
5 German language website U-boat Captain's report on sinking of HMS Anchusa
6 Inst in the Great War Details of Lieutenant Henry Neville Chamberlain
7 The Peerage Details of his mother Dilliana Chamberlain, nee Brereton
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023