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Walter Owen Earl Chambers

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Walter Owen Earl Chambers

September 7, 1943
Gissinger Waldershaus, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

R/9845

Age:

31

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

156 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Europe Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Operational Wings.

Additional Information


Born:

June 16, 1912
Pembroke, Renfrew, Ontario

Enlistment:

January 17, 1938
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Frederick W. Chambers and Mildred Jane Nelson, of Ottawa, Ontario. Brother of Leading Aircraftman Frederick A. Chambers, Service number R-217149, and Leading Aircraftwoman T. Chambers, Service number 437352, of the Royal Air Force. They survived the war.

He served as a Sergeant with the Lanark Renfrew Scottish Regiment, Company A – NPAM – in Pembroke, Ontario, from 1929 to 1932, then as a Corporal in No. 3 Canadian Clearing Station CAMC – NPAM – in Ottawa, Ontario, from 1934 to 1936.

He had service in Canada and Great Britain. He had 1,455 days of service, including 316 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 145 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Joint grave 7. E. 19-20.

Location:

Durnbach is a village 16 kilometres east of Bad Tolz, a town 48 kilometres south of Munich. Durnbach War Cemetery is 3 kilometres north of the village Gmund am Tegernsee. Using the A8 from Munich, turn off at the junction Holzkirchen, taking the 318 road in the direction of Gmund am Tegernsee. At the crossroads with the 472, turn left in the direction of Miesbach. The cemetery is situated approximately 500 metres on the left from the 318/472 crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Walter Owen Earl Chambers is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Walter Owen Earl Chambers is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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