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John Ellis LAMBERT

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Surname: LAMBERT

Forename(s): John Ellis

Place of Birth: Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire

Service No: 104890

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 72nd Battery 38th Brigade

Division: 6th Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1916-09-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Ellis Lambert (born 13 February 1895) was the son of John and Elizabeth Lambert, née Ellis. John, senior, was born at Settle and Elizabeth at Linton, Yorkshire.

1901 Salford, Lancashire Census: 76, Ellor Street - John Ellis Lambert, aged 6 years, born Salford, son of John and Elizabeth Lambert.

1911 Pendleton, Lancashire Census: 9, Strawberry Road - John Lambert, aged 16 years, born Salford, Lancashire, son of John and Elizabeth Lambert.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr John Ellis Lambert, 104890, Royal Field Artillery. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 September 1915.

John is commemorated on St Thomas' Church War Memorial, Pendleton.

A short biography of John is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).

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, Gunner J.E., aged 21, son of Elizabeth and the late John Lambert, of Threshfield, killed in Battle of the Somme, Sept. 25, 1916.

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Gunner John Ellis LAMBERT

Gunner John Ellis LAMBERT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 6th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 6th Division

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Surname: LAMBERT

Forename(s): John Ellis

Born: Pendleton, Manchester

Residence:

Enlisted: Manchester

Number: 104890

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 25/09/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: LAMBERT

Forename(s): John Ellis

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 104890

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: 72nd Bty.

Age: 21

Awards:

Died Date: 25/09/1916

Additional Information: Son of Elizabeth Lambert, of 9, Strawberry Rd., Pendleton, Manchester, and the late John Ellis Lambert.

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Book Of Remembrance: Church Of St Michael’s and All Angels, Linton in Craven, Allan S. Akers 2002.

John Ellis Lambert was the only son Elizabeth Lambert (nee Ellis, born at Skirethorn Lane, Threshfield), of 9 Strawberry Road, Pendleton, Manchester, and John Lambert, butcher and cattle dealer of Salford, both of whom were natives of Threshfield.

Gunner Lambert served with the 72nd Battery of the Royal Field Artillery, Service number, 104890, and was aged 21 years when he died on Monday, 25th September 1916.

John attended Threshfield School.

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13 October 1916

LAMBERT – 104890 Gunner J. E. Lambert, 21 years, killed at the Battle of Somme, September 25th 1916, only son of Elizabeth and late John Lambert of Threshfield.

Sleep on, dear son, in a soldier’s grave,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
On earth there’s strife, in Heaven there’s rest,
They miss you most who love you best.

20 October 1916

ANOTHER DALESMAN KILLED

The news has been received of the death in action on September 25th, 1916 of Gunner J. E. Lambert, Royal Field Artillery, only son of the late Mr. John Lambert, cattle dealer, Salford, and of Mrs. Lambert, of 9, Strawberry Road, Salford (natives of Threshfield). Gunner Lambert, who spent much of his youth at Threshfield, went out to France in September last year, and he has given his life, like thousands of others, for his country. He was 21 years of age.

21 September 1917

LAMBERT – In loving memory of Gunner J. E. Lambert, killed at Ginchy, September 25th 1916, aged 21 years.

“A day of remembrance sad to recall.”

E. Pearson.

LAMBERT – In loving remembrance of my dear and only son, Gunner J. E. Lambert, killed in action in France, September 25th 1916.

Just to have seen him and clasped his hand
Before he was called to a better land;
His battles are over and God thought it best
To call him to a beautiful home of rest.

From his sorrowing Mother,
9, Strawberry Road, Manchester.

LAMBERT – In loving remembrance of Gunner J. E. Lambert, killed in action, September 25th 1916.

“One of the best.”

Sadly missed by his Aunt and Cousin, Regent Road, Salford.

20 September 1918

LAMBERT – In loving memory of John Ellis Lambert, killed in action September 25th, 1916, aged 21 years.

We pictured you safe returning,
We longed to clasp your hand;
But God has postponed the meeting
Till we meet in the better land.

Front his Uncles and Aunts, Skirethorns.

27 September 1918

LAMBERT – In loving memory of my dear husband, John Lambert, died August 26th, 1912. Also our dear son, Gunner J. E. Lambert, killed in action, September 25th, 1916, aged 21 years.

You must not grieve, my mother dear,
Nor wish us back again;
But think how sweet it will be for us
To suffer no more pain.

On earth there’s strife, in Heaven rest,
They miss you most who loved you best.

Mother, 9 Strawberry Road, Pendleton.

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