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Arthur LAMBERT

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Surname: LAMBERT

Forename(s): Arthur

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 6057

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/7th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1916-11-28

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. H. 21.

CWGC Cemetery: FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Arthur Lambert was the son of Alma and Elizabeth Ann Lambert, née Baxter. Alma was born at Rickinghall, Suffolk and Elizabeth at Skipton, Yorkshire. Arthur was the cousin of Private Herbert Lambert (266907) (q.v.) and also related to Private Arthur Aldridge (13932) (q.v.)

1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 22, Albert Street - Arthur Lambert, aged 1 year, born Skipton, son of Alma and Elizabeth Lambert.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Cowper Street - Arthur Lambert, aged 11 years, born Skipton, son of Alma and Elizabeth A. Lambert.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Cowper Street - Arthur Lambert, aged 21 years, born Skipton, son of Elizabeth Ann Lambert (married).

The British Army Pension Record for Arthur Lambert exists but may be incomplete.

The British Army Service Record for Arthur Lambert exists but may be incomplete.

Arthur is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): Pte A. Lambert.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Arthur Lambert, 6/1088, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) [France]. Date of entry therein: 14.4.15. Discharged T of E: 22.4.16.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Arthur Lambert, 7/6057, W. Rid. R. K. in A. 28.11.16.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Arthur Lambert, 7/6057, 1/7 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 28.11.16.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Arthur Lambert, 6/6057 [sic], 1/7th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 28.11.16. In Action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Elizabeth A. £29 4s. 7d.

Arthur is commemorated on the Midland Railway War Memorial at Derby.

See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

LAMBERT, Arthur, aged 27, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lambert, 12 Cowper Street, Skipton, killed in action Nov. 28, 1916.

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Private Arthur LAMBERT

Private Arthur LAMBERT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LAMBERT

Forename(s): Arthur

Born:

Residence: Skipton, Yorks

Enlisted: Keighley

Number: 6057

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 1/7th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 28/11/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LAMBERT

Forename(s): A

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 6057

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/7th Bn.

Age: 27

Awards:

Died Date: 28/11/1916

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lambert, of 12, Cowper St., Skipton, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: HE BRAVELY ANSWERED DUTY'S CALL HIS LIFE HE GAVE FOR ONE & ALL. R.I.P.)

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Foncquevillers Military Cemetery

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CWGC Headstone - [Personal inscription: 'HE BRAVELY ANSWERED/DUTY'S CALL/HIS LIFE HE GAVE/FOR ONE & ALL. R.I.P.']

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15 December 1916

LAMBERT – Killed in action in France, November 28th, Pte. Arthur Lambert, 7th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Lambert, 12, Cowper Street, Skipton, aged 27 years.

A devoted son, a faithful friend,
One of the best that God could lend;
He bravely answered duty’s call,
His life he gave for one and all,
But the unknown grave is the bitterest blow,
None but the aching heart can know.

15 December 1916

ANOTHER SKIPTON TERRITORIAL KILLED

We regret to learn of the death in action in France of another Skipton Territorial – Pte. Arthur Lambert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lambert, of 12, Cowper Street, Skipton, who have received the customary official intimation from the War Office. Twenty-seven years of age, Pte. Lambert had been out to France three times. Mobilised with the Territorials at the outbreak of war, he first went to the Front in April 1915. He was one of the men to be granted leave after which he returned to France. His ‘time’ expired during his second spell of service and he again returned home. Subsequently he re-signed for a further period and went back to the Front about seven weeks ago. He was formerly a weaver at one of the local mills, but prior to returning to the Front the last time he was for a short period employed as platelayer by the Midland Railway.

A letter has been received by the bereaved parents from a neighbour named Sergeant J. Burrows, who, on behalf of himself and other pals, expresses sympathy with Mr. and Mrs. Lambert in their loss, and testifies to the esteem in which their son was held by his comrades.

22 December 1916

PRIVATE ARTHUR LAMBERT

The above is a portrait of Private Arthur Lambert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lambert, of 12, Cowper Street, Skipton, who, as reported in last week’s ‘Herald,’ has been killed in action in France.

30 November 1917

LAMBERT – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private Arthur Lambert, Duke of Wellington’s, who was killed in action November 28th 1916.

Somewhere in France, in a lonely grave,
Besides his comrades he is laid;
A loving son, a brother dear,
None at his grave to shed a tear.

No one who knew him need ever be told
A warmer heart death never made cold;
His cheery way, his smiling face,
There’s none can fill our dear son’s place.

From his loving Father, Mother and Sisters; also Ruth.

29 November 1918

LAMBERT – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private Arthur Lambert, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action November 28th, 1916.

No one knows the silent heartache,
None but those can tell
Who have lost their best and dearest
Without their last farewell.
Out of life’s memory will never blot
That little word “Forget me not.”

From his loving Father, Mother, Sisters, Aunty and Ruth.

28 November 1919

LAMBERT – In loving remembrance of a dear son and brother, Private Arthur Lambert, who was killed in action November 28th, 1916.

We do not forget him – we loved him too dearly,
For his memory to fade from our hearts like a dream;
Lips need not speak when a heart mourns sincerely,
For grief often dwells where it seldom is seen.

“Only those who have loved and lost can understand it was a bitter cost.”

From his loving Father, Mother, and Sisters, 12 Cowper Street, Skipton.

03 December 1920

LAMBERT – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Arthur Lambert, killed in action, Nov. 28th, 1916.

Home is dark without our loved one,
Bitterly we miss the smiling face;
Sadness lurks where once was gladness,
None will ever fill his vacant place.

From his Father, Mother, Sisters and Aunt.

02 December 1921

LAMBERT – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Arthur Lambert, who was killed in action, Nov. 28th, 1917.

A loving son, a faithful brother,
One of God’s best towards his mother.
What we would give his hand to clasp,
His own dear face to see.
To hear his voice, to see his smile,
Which meant so much to us.

Dearly loved and sadly missed by his sorrowing Father, Mother and Sisters.

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15 December 1916

SKIPTON SOLDIER KILLED

News has been received that Private A. Lambert, of the West Riding Regiment, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Lambert, of 12, Cowper Street, Skipton, was killed in action on November 28th. He was 27 years of age. He mobilised with the Territorials at the outbreak of war, and went out to France in April 1915. He was formerly a weaver in Skipton, and previously for a short period was employed as a platelayer by the Midland Railway.

30 November 1917

In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Arthur Lambert, Duke of Wellington’s, who was killed in action Nov. 28th, 1916.

Somewhere in France, in a lonely grave,
Beside his comrades he is laid;
A loving son, a brother dear,
None at his grave to shed a tear.
No one who knew him need ever be told,
A warmer heart death never made cold;
His cheery way, his smiling face,
There’s none can fill our dear son’s place.

– From his loving Father, Mother, Sisters, and Ruth.

29 November 1918

In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Arthur Lambert, Duke of Wellington’s, who was killed in action Nov. 28th, 1916.

No one knows the silent heartache,
None but those can tell
Who have lost the best and dearest
Without their last farewell.
Out of life’s memory will never blot
That little word – “forget-me-not.”

– From his loving Father, Mother, Sisters, Auntie, and Ruth.

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