Chambers, John James

Lt Chambers photo
Canadian Virtual War Memorial photo

Lieutenant John James Chambers, was born in 1923, son of Corporal Edward Septimus and Anna Winifred Chambers, of Huntsville, Ontario. His father served with the Northumberland Fusiliers in the First World War and in the Veterans Guard during the Second.

After graduating from McMurrich Public School and Central Tech he enlisted with The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, going overseas in 1943.

Chambers, just 22, was killed in action in the early hours of 26th February 1945, after only two weeks of active service.

LT Chambers Toronto Star
Toronto star – Canadian Virtual War Memorial photo
Lt Chambers 26th April 1945
Groesbeek Canadian war cemetery – Photo taken by Graham Humphrey

"In Pace Paratus – In Peace Prepared"