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Regimental number2604
Place of birthSidmouth Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGeorge Town, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Joseph Lambert, Georgetown, Tasmania
Enlistment date27 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Bray on 24 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 5 September 1918


Military Medal

'Near BARY, on 24th August, 1918, this man performed conspicuously good work during the advance and after consolidation. As soon as the final objective was taken, he led parties forward and supplied all front line companies with stores. In the evening when his Company had reached its final objective, he volunteered to join a bombing party. He was foremost in clearing a trench occupied by the enemy and materially assisted in capturing 18 prisoners. On completion of this work, he volunteered and took the place of another man to carry rations from the dump to outpost troops under artillery fire. His energy and initiative was a source of admiration to all and by his courage and resource was an excellent example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 June 1973
Place of burialSmithton Cemetery

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