This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/3102
- Rank: Petty Officer
- Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Nelson Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 13.11.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III.E.17.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 24 Baldovan Tce, Dundee
- Occupation: Clerk, Manhattan Works, Dundee
James Chalmers, 24 Baldovan Tce, Dundee
Robert & George
More about Harry Chalmers
Harry Chalmers CZ/3102 Nelson Bn Royal Naval Division
Mr James Chalmers, 24 Baldovan Terrace, Dundee, has received official intimation that his son, Petty Officer Harry Chalmers, of the Royal Naval Division, has been posted as missing. Petty Officer Chalmers, who is twenty-one years of age, was employed as a clerk with Messrs F. S. Sandeman & Sons, Manhattan Works, Dundee, prior to enlisting in January of last year. Mr Chalmers has other two sons with the colours—Sappers Robert and George Chalmers, Royal Engineers—and both had seen service at Gallipoli. His son-in-law, Mr Peter Ritchie, is also a petty officer in the Royal Naval Division.
Dundee Courier 6th December 1916
CHALMERS—Previously reported missing now officially reported killed on 13th November, Petty Officer Harry Chalmers, Royal Naval Division., aged 21, youngest son of Mr Jas. Chalmers 24 Baldovan Terrace, Dundee—deeply mourned.
Dundee Courier 21st December 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
Can you tell us more about Harry Chalmers? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...