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John LAMBERT

Regimental number4478
Place of birthCoburg Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMarlsboro Street, Fawkner, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Lambert, Marlsboro Street, Fawkner, Victoria
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on VILLE-SUR-ANCRE, near ALBERT, on the morning of 19th May, 1918. This N.C.O. took charge of his Platoon as soon as his Platoon Commander became a casualty, and led them forward under heavy fire on to the objective. He organised the Platoon for the consolidation and on detecting a weak spot in our line, he collected all the stragglers in the neighbourhood, formed them into a unit, and established a post. he displayed great skill and initiative throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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