Regimental number468
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
AddressBurrumbeet PO, Burrumbeet, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, William J Lamb, Burrumbeet PO, Burrumbeet, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Citizen Military Forces (still serving at time of AIF enlistment).
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll468A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 31), Belgium

The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.

The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.

Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary LAMB, Burrumbeet, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Transferred to 4th Division Machine Gun Company, Perham Downs, England, 13 February 1917. 'A' attached to regimental number owing to number duplication, 18 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 September 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 29 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal