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Forename(s): Samuel Kirk
Place of Birth: Aysgarth, Yorkshire
Service No: 30337
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion
Division: 11th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1917-11-12
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. M. 30.
CWGC Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: COTTERDALE, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: HARDRAW, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SEDBUSK, YORKSHIRE
Samuel Kirk Lambert was the son of Frances Lambert (born Askrigg, c. 1874), daughter of John and Frances Mary Lambert, née Halton. John was born at Leas House near Askrigg and Frances Mary at Askrigg, Yorkshire.
Frances married Wilfred Kirk (born Cotterdale, Yorkshire, c. 1855) in 1899. Wilfred's sister, Margaret Kirk, was the mother of Private Michael Akrigg (268427) (q.v.).
1901 Cotterdale, Yorkshire Census: Cotterdale Road - Samuel K. Lambert, aged 6 years, born Aysgarth, Yorkshire, grandson of Margaret Kirk, widow. [Wilfred, Frances, Samuel and daughter Margaret were living with Wilfred's mother.]
1911 Cotterdale, Yorkshire Census: Samuel Kirk Lambert, aged 16 years, born Askrigg, Yorkshire, son of Frances and stepson of Wilfred Kirk.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Samuel K. Lambert, 30337, York. R. Dead.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Samuel K. Lambert, 30337, 2/York. R.; 9/York. R.; 6/York. R. Dead.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Samuel Kirk Lambert, 30337, 6th Bn Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 12.11.17. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and Sole Legatee - Frances Kirk. £15 8s. 3d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Samuel.
On the Cotterdale, Hardraw, Hawes and Sedbusk Memorials Samuel is named as 'Samuel Kirk'.
A short biography of Samuel is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
LAMBERT, Samuel K., Yorkshire Regiment, Cotterdale, died of wounds Nov. 12, 1917.
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Private Samuel Kirk LAMBERT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division
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