Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Lieutenant Henry Neville Chamberlain - H.M.S Anchusa

NAME; Chamberlain, Henry Neville
RANK; Lieutenant
UNIT/SERVICE; Royal Naval Reserve
BORN; Carrickfergus 1887                   
LIVED; Carrickfergus
FATE; Died 16/07/1918 aged 31
CEMETERY; Body Never Recovered
CHURCH;  Church of Ireland
MEMORIAL; Plymouth Naval Memorial  – Panel 29
REMARKS; 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.  

Lieutenant Henry Neville Chamberlain

Henry's name on the Plymouth Naval Memorial

1 comment:

  1. Harry Chamberlain was my great uncle. Brother of my grandfather Canon George Chamberlain. My mother was Elizabeth Chamberlain. Her husband, my father Dr AD Parsons was lost at sea in the South Pacific in 1951. He served in the RAMC in 2nd WW. Decorated with the MC at Battle of El Alamein, wounded at Anzio. Very moving to see Harry remembered. Julie Parsons