Michael James Chambers
John Chambers
Mary Killean?
John Cane(Kane Or Keane)
Mary Hurley?
John Chambers
(Abt 1845-1908)
Bridget Cane (Kane Or Keane)
(Abt 1847-1897)

Michael James Chambers
(1875-1961)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Lillian May (Labeba) Choury

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Michael James Chambers

  • Born: 13 Sep 1875, Warrenheip, Bungaree 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage: Lillian May (Labeba) Choury on 26 Apr 1911 in Modella, District Of Narnargoon, Bunyip And Longwarry 1 2
  • Died: 24 Aug 1961, Mortlake, Victoria
  • Buried: 25 Aug 1961, Ballarat Crematorium

   Another name for Michael was Jim.

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  General Notes:

His Boer War Diary can be found at http://www.beresford.org.au/history/BoerWarDiary with a draft transcription at http://www.beresford.org.au/history/BoerWarDiary.pdf (kindly transcribed by Rob Droogleever who is working on a history of this unit)

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  Chronology:

He worked as a Soldier from 1901 to 1902. Boer War Nominal Roll
Michael James Chambers
Number 1085
Rank Private
Unit 5 (MNTD RIFLES) CNTGNT
State VIC
Murray page number 289
Notes Lance-Corporal

He resided in Apr 1911 in Modella, District Of Narnargoon, Bunyip And Longwarry. 2

He worked as a Light Horse from 1918 to 1919. 7 "64173 Private Michael James CHAMBERS, a 38 year old Farmer from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 January 1918. After embarkation and arrival in Egypt where he underwent additional training, he was allotted to the 15th Light Horse Regiment ; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia 26 July 1919."

He resided in 1961 in 63 Clifford Street, Warragual. 8


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Michael married Lillian May (Labeba) Choury, daughter of Abraham Joseph Choury and Thecla (Thekla) Haddad Or Hadad, on 26 Apr 1911 in Modella, District Of Narnargoon, Bunyip And Longwarry.1 2 (Lillian May (Labeba) Choury was born on 24 May 1885 in Beyrouth, Syria (Later Beirut, Lebanon) 9 10.)


  Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to marriage were William Chambers and Joseph Choury

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1 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Marriage. Name: CHAMBERS - Mich Jas Event Type: Marriage Sex: Age: - Place: NHEIP Year: 1911 Reg. Number: 2597 Father: - Mother: - Spouse: CHOURY - Labeba .

2 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Marriage.

3 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Birth. Name: CHAMBERS - Michael Event Type: Birth Sex: Age: - Place: WARR Year: 1875 Reg. Number: 26483 Father: - John Mother: CANE - Bridget Spouse: -. "Michael" (not Michael James).

4 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Marriage. Age 32 which would be birth of 1879 - born Warrenheip, Ballarat.

5 Family Register - Joan Chambers, Michael James 13/9/1875 Warrenheip.

6 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Birth. 12 Sep 1875, Warrenheip, Bungaree.

7 Web (Misc), http://alh-research.tripod.com/Light_Horse/index.blog/1972543/general-service-reinforcements-5th-gsr-victoria/.

8 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Death.

9 Miscellaneous Documents, Joan Chambers Tree. Lillian May Choury - Lebanon - 24/5/?.

10 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Marriage. Labeba Choury - Beyrouth, Syria - age 25.