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Robert Douthwaite Cameron Chamarette

Robert Douthwaite Cameron Chamarette[1]

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  • Name Robert Douthwaite Cameron Chamarette 
    Nickname Ditty 
    Born 5 Sep 1895  Lahore, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 5 Oct 1895  Quetta, Baluchistan, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I95  Family
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2012 

    Father George Robert Chamarette,   b. 5 Aug 1864, Ellichpore, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anne Louisa Frances Cameron,   b. 09 Mar 1872, Bolarum, Hyderabad, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Apr 1891  Allahabad, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phyllis Ethel Chamarette,   b. 4 Oct 1898,   d. Mar 1987, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 06 Apr 1921 
    Notes 
    • Guesses at the people in the Wedding Photograph:
      The couple in the middle are Robert and Phyllis.
      Next to Robert is Lancaster, next to Phyllis is George - the fathers.
      Next to George is Lancaster's wife Mabel Plumb. The woman in the corresponding position next to Lancaster is too young to be George's wife Ann Cameron - we'll get back to her and the boy she's holding later. That covers the mothers.
      The man standing behind George is very like John Edward, so the other chap at the back must be Peter - the grandfathers (and themselves brothers).
      The women sitting with (probably) husbands at each end would be matrons of honour - I expect they are Robert's sisters, Francis and Ethel. Phyllis didn't have any siblings.
      The women standing at the back are probably cousins. George's sister Winifred married Lancaster's brother Whitelaw, so their children would be cousins of both the bride and the groom.
      That leaves the woman and boy next to Lancaster. This is pure guesswork. George's wife might have had another daughter then a son then died (perhaps at his birth). The daughter might act as a mother to the boy, which would explain her protective stance.
      The girls in mobcaps are pretty generic, though the older one who considers herself much too old to be classed with these babies, looks as though she has character. The two in the middle are trainbearers - they are still carefully clutching the bride's train. The other two have baskets - probably of rose petals or confetti.
      The girl in a different outfit is probably the child of the couple nearest to her. I wonder why she was not a bridesmaid - maybe she refused wilfully as small children are wont to do - that's why she looks so sulky - she has realised that it would have been nice. Maybe that's her elder sister next to her, who was forced to take her place, wishing she was in more grown up clothes.


    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Lorna Phyllis Cecilia Cameron Chamarette,   b. 29 Jul 1923,   d. 04 Apr 1982  (Age 58 years)
     3. Malcolm George Cameron Chamarette,   b. 29 May 1925,   d. 18 Apr 1977, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. Joan Chamarette,   b. 05 Jun 1927,   d. 29 Sep 2007  (Age 80 years)
     5. Ann Christina Cameron Chamarette,   b. 24 Dec 1935, Lahore, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 2016, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Photos
    Wedding of Robert and Phyllis Chamarette
    Wedding of Robert and Phyllis Chamarette
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    My mother's mother's father's father's brother's son's son
    My mother's mother's father's father's brother's son's son
    Robert Douthwaite Chamarette
    Wedding of Lorna Chamarette and Frank Wreaves
    Wedding of Lorna Chamarette and Frank Wreaves
    All the children of Robert and Phyllis are here

  • Notes 
    • According to his daughter's baptism entry he was in the Punjab Civil Government.
    • Occupation -
      Chamarette,R.D.
      Civil Dept.Punjab Civil Secretariat.
      Military Rank.Lieutenant.
      Unit.I.A.R.O.attached S and T. Corps and General Staff, Intelligence G.H.Q;
      Mesopotamia.
      Theatre of War.Mesopotamia.
      Period of Service.1916-1921

      source Ian Poyntz via Denise Hughes

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] Other Researchers - Chris Van de Byl.
      Chris's father. He was known as 'Ditty'. He took charge of the Civil Dispensary on Lahore and later was left the village of Sarangpor in the Beren Diatt (?) He left Chris's mother before Chris was born. After that he lived at Hurricane Hall near Nagpur with a 'partner' by whom he had two children - Edward and a girl.

    2. [S7] BMD - British Library.
      from baptism

    3. [S7] BMD - British Library, N1 v245 p241.

    4. [S21] Other Researchers - Chris Van de Byl.
      I think this information is from Phyllis Chamarette - she gave no date.

    5. [S7] BMD - British Library, N1 vol 216 p246.
      Citation is for marriage. He was 27, she was 19