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leslie albert chambers, evacuee

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sandra Report 19 Dec 2018 23:29

Leslie died,age 4, at Kerrier, Cornwall, after being evacuated from London, as a result of an air strike on 20/8/1942. Could anyone suggest where his remains (if any) would have been taken and buried? I can find no trace of his last resting place.


Elizabeth Report 20 Dec 2018 04:52

He was buried in Tolverne, Coverack

There is a full list of all those killed in the bombing
looks like he may have been living with a family called White

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 20 Dec 2018 07:56

He should show as a civilian casualty on the CWGC site

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 20 Dec 2018 07:58


Died 17/08/1942

Aged 4

Civilian War Dead

Son of Gnr. George Chambers, Royal Artillery, and Clara Chambers, of 38 Ashford Crescent, Green Street, Enfield, Middlesex. Died at Tolverne, Coverack.

Sadly didn't give burial details

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 20 Dec 2018 08:27

Can't see anywhere wher is says he was buried in Tolverne


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Dec 2018 08:45

Try contacting St Keverne Parish Council. It seems to include the area.

A parish councillor might be willing to make enquiries, or pass your request on.


AustinQ Report 22 Dec 2018 09:54

Information may have come from this site:

Other Second World war casualties

In addition to Mrs. Hunter, three other people died in the air raid on Coverack on 17 August 1942 and were buried there on 20 August.

1. Leslie Albert Chambers - an evacuee from Enfield aged 12

2. Hilda Mary White - daughter of the village postmistress aged 38

3. John Herbert White - son of Hilda Mary White aged 3.

Newspaper reports of the incident give Leslie's age as 7


ErikaH Report 22 Dec 2018 10:36

Confirmation of his age at death

Births Jun 1938 (>99%)
Chambers Leslie A Stevens Edmonton 3a 1451

Deaths Sep 1942 (>99%)
Chambers Leslie A 4 Kerrier 5c 162

1939 Register

Chambers Household (4 People)
38 Ashford Crescent , Enfield U.D., Middlesex, England

Leslie A Chambers 27 Apr 1938 Male Under School Age Single 200 4
George F W Chambers 13 Jul 1910 Male Printing Machine Assistant Fitter Heavy Worker Married 200 1
Clara F Chambers 08 Jul 1913 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 200 2
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