Trooper Alexander Chambers

Trooper Alexander Chambers, 5th Dragoon Guards ( Princess Charlotte Of Wales’s ). ( He served under the name Chalmers). He was killed in action in France on 22nd November 1917, aged 31, during the Battle of Cambrai. He was the son of the late Alexander and Elizabeth Chambers of Kirkmaiden, Wigtonshire and is buried in Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres, Cambrai, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” One Of The Best & Loved By All “. Before enlisting in November 1914 he had been employed as a Warden in Melrose Asylum. This was the first Battle where tanks were used en masse with the cavalry to be used in a swift break through role should one occur. The photograph shows a tank and the attack which did break through the German defensive lines allowed the following infantry to occupy the captured ground.

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