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Rev Oswald Chambers

Rev Oswald Chambers

Birth
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland
Death 15 Nov 1917 (aged 43)
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Burial Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Plot F. 344.
Memorial ID 12983 · View Source
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Principal of London Bible Training College and YMCA Chaplain to British Commonwealth troops in Egypt during World War I. Wife's notes of his sermons and classes resulted in famous daily devotional classic, My Utmost For His Highest . In 1915 Oswald Chambers was commissioned by YMCA to go to Zeitoun, Egypt, where he ministered to Australian and New Zealand troops.  Many of Chambers' devotional lectures make up a large portion of his classic book.  His death, the result of a ruptured appendix in 1917, came as a shock to all who knew him. He had often told friends: "I feel I shall be buried for a time, hidden away in obscurity; then suddenly I shall flame out, do my work, and be gone."

Son of the Rev. Clarence Chambers; husband of Gertrude Hobbs Chambers; father of Kathleen Chambers; of 40 Church Crescent, Muswell Hill, London.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Oswald Chambers (24 Jul 1874–15 Nov 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12983, citing Cairo War Cemetery, Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .