This site aims to record the details of all those men and women from the Borough of Carrickfergus who served during the Two World Wars. The blog is a work in progress and is constantly being updated - all the information collected will go towards The Carrickfergus Roll of Honour book which will hopefully be published in 2014.
Lieutenant Henry Neville Chamberlain - H.M.S Anchusa
Chamberlain, Henry Neville
Royal Naval Reserve
Died 16/07/1918 aged 31
CEMETERY; Body Never Recovered
CHURCH; Church of Ireland
MEMORIAL; Plymouth Naval Memorial – Panel 29
Son of Dilliana Mary Chamberlain and Reverend George Chamberlain and brother of Dilliana, Alice, Sarah, William, Arthur, Ralph, Richard and George Chamberlain. Henry was born in Carrickfergus in 1887 where his family loved for a number of years through his early and teenage years. He was a former pupil of RBAI (Inst school Belfast). In the 1901 Ireland census Henry and his family along with 2 female servants are listed as living in a house 21 North East Division of Carrickfergus Rural. With his father being a Church of Ireland minister the family had moved around Ireland significantly; Henry's parents were born in Co. Limerick, 5 of the children we born in Co. Antrim, 2 in Co. Down and 1 in the City of Dublin. Henry was lost at sea on board mine-sweeper HMS Anchusa after it was torpedoed off the North Coast of Ireland by the German submarine U-54was
sunk by U-54 on 16th July 1918. Henry's body was never recovered and he is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.