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Bert Levy LAMBERT

Regimental number1448
Place of birthLeongatha Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Robert Lambert, Dartmoor, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date23 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1320
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Near MORLANCOURT, South West of ALBERT on the night of 28th/29th and 29/30th July 1918, Private LAMBERT was engaged in digging a Communication Trench to a captured position immediately following an attack. he worked throughout at an exposed end of the trench through very heavy shell and machine gun fire. He was conspicuous, not only by his courage and disregard of personal danger, but by the great amount of work he himself did, and in the assistance he rendered his comrades. He was a splendid example to the rest of the men and materially assisted in the completion of the tasks on both nights.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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