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William Joseph LAMBERT

Regimental number1577
Place of birthCreswick, Victoria
SchoolCreswick State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPainter
AddressW
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinW H Lambert, Victoria Street, Creswick, Victoria
Enlistment date7 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 08-9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 29), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth LAMBERT. Native of Creswick, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1380 Pte Frank Arnold LAMBERT, 8th Bn, died of wounds, 17 May 1915; 1374 Pte Henry Alfred LAMBERT, 5th Bn, killed in action, 8-12 May 1915; 1344 Pte Albert LAMBERT, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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