Hubert St. George Camm

Census Address: St. George's Rectory
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1896
Enlistment Address: --
Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment, Training Reserve Battalion; Royal Army Service Corps, 10th Company
Service Numbers: 405928
Place of Death: St James’ Hospital, London
Date Died: 24th January 1943
St Georges Rectory, Stamford

Hubert St. George Camm

In 1911 Hubert was 14 and attending school. He was born in Stamford in 1896. His parents were James and Annie (nee Jackson) Camm. They lived in St George’s Rectory overlooking St George’s Church where father was the vicar. Hubert was the youngest of 5 siblings. His eldest brother, Norman, was also at home in 1911. His mother’s mother (Anne Jackson), brother (Robert), wife and son (Herbert) were also resident (or visiting) at the time of this census. In 1901 the whole Camm family were at the Rectory with their maternal grandmother (Anne Elizabeth Jackson).

At 19 Hubert enlisted in Stamford in 1915. His address was now The Rectory at Welton, Burgh, Lincolnshire. He was an architectural student. Private Camm (Reg. No. 405928) joined the Lincolnshire Regiment (Training Reserve Battalion) and opted to do general service (Office Work). His medical assessed his fitness as BII. He was mobilised on 30th May 1916.

He later transferred to R.A.S.C. 10th Company as a supply clerk. A disability claim was lodged on 1st January . He was demobilised on 16th February 1919. He died on 24th January 1943 in St James’ Hospital, London SW12. Probate was given to his sister Mildred Irene Camm.

Frederick Jackson Camm – second son of James and Annie Camm

Frederick was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire in 1888. He was living with the family at St George’s Rectory, Stamford in 1891 and 1901. He gained a scholarship to Stamford School in 1899. In 1915 he was mobilised in the 7th Battalion Essex Regiment. He was a member of the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps of the 7th Battalion of the Essex Regiment. On 26th July 1915 the London Gazette records that he was promoted from the rank of Private to Second Lieutenant on 13th July 1915. (His official military service records have not been located)

Before the end of the war Frederick was awarded the Military Cross:

‘Lt. (A./Capt.) Frederick Jackson Camm, M.C., 7th Bn., Essex R. (EGYPT)This officer by his example of quiet personal courage and calmness rendered valuable assistance to his battalion at Kefr Kasim on the 19th September, 1918. He showed great coolness and devotion to duty under trying circumstances in assisting the directing of the battalion to deploy in the darkness when the enemy’s artillery barrage was first put down ;his untiring efforts undoubtedly saved many casualties.’

(M.C. gazetted 26th March, 1918.)

When Frederick applied for his war medals in 1921 he was living at 39 Allenby Mansions, Kensington. London Electoral Registers record that Frederick with his wife Dora Balfour Llewellyn Camm continued to live in Kensington, London until his death in 1966. He was described as a retired civil servant on his wife’s National Probate record on her death in 1965. They were then living 7 Allen Mansions, Kensington.

FJ Camm Obituary
Obituary written by West London Chess Club on his death July 1966 :