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Lambert

Selected Biographies

Lambert, Alonzo Philip – Born: Lavenham, Suffolk on 23.11.1888.[1] Parents: Charles Samuel Lambert (Blacksmith) and Annie Mitchell residents of Long Melford. Family Connections: Brother to Charles Samuel Lambert [b1882], Ernest Albert Lambert [b1884], Sidney Thomas Lambert [b1892], Rupert Harry Lambert [b1897] and Reginald Victor Lambert [b1898]. Home: Water Street, Lavenham, Suffolk (1891), 2 Market Place, Lavenham (1901), Abassia, Field Heath Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex [1930], 123 Basildene Road, Hounslow, Middlesex (1939).[2] Occupation: Soldier [1907 to 1928].  Civil Servant Messenger (1939). Married: Hilda Victoria Harris in 1919. Service Record: Alonzo enlisted in 1907 as Pte.8447 with the Cheshire Regiment, transferring in 1908 Cpl.2480 to 18th [Queen Mary’s Own] Hussars and posted to France as a Shoeing Smith from 15.8.1914 to April 1919 as part of 2nd Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.  The Division saw action at the First and Second Battles of Ypres in 1914 and 1915, the Somme in 1916, at Arras and Cambrai in 1917, and the Final Advance in Picardy and Artois through to November 1918.  After the War he saw service in India as Sgt.537330 and was discharged in 1928.[3]  Died: Hounslow, Middlesex on 2.3.1946.[4]

Lambert, Charles Samuel – Born: Lavenham, Suffolk on 15.11.1882.[5] Parents: Charles Samuel Lambert (Blacksmith) and Annie Mitchell residents of Long Melford. Family Connections: Brother to Ernest Albert Lambert [b1884], Alonzo Philip Lambert [b1888], Sidney Thomas Lambert [b1892], Rupert Harry Lambert [b1897] and Reginald Victor Lambert [b1898]. Home: Water Street, Lavenham, Suffolk (1891), Military Barracks, Scarborough, Yorkshire (1911), 1 Plough Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk [1921], 62 Union Road, Rotherhithe, London [1928], Culling Road, Rotherhithe [1931] to (1939), 68 Lower Road, Rotherhithe [1946].[6] Occupation: Barman [1902], Soldier [1902 to 1921], Hotel Fireman [1928], Tally Clerk at the Surrey Docks (1939). Married: Dorothy Maud Search in 1928. Service Record: Charles enlisted in 1902 as Pte.5640 with 18th [Queen Mary’s Own] Hussars as a Shoeing Smith, being posted to France from August 1915 to April 1919, as part of 2nd Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.  The Division saw action at the First and Second Battles of Ypres in 1914/15, the Somme in 1916, at Arras and Cambrai in 1917, and the Final Advance in Picardy and Artois through to November 1918.  In 1919 he was Mentioned in Despatches.[7]  After the War he saw service in India, receiving his discharge in 1921.[8]  In 1939 he is recorded as Staff Sergeant No. 537348 with the Royal Fusiliers.  Died: Bermondsey, London on 17.5.1946.[9]

Lambert, Ernest Albert – Born: Lavenham, Suffolk in 1884. Parents: Charles Samuel Lambert (Blacksmith) and Annie Mitchell residents of Long Melford.  Family Connections: Brother to Charles Samuel Lambert [b1882], Alonzo Philip Lambert [b1888], Sidney Thomas Lambert [b1892], Rupert Harry Lambert [b1897] and Reginald Victor Lambert [b1898]. Home: Water Street, Lavenham, Suffolk (1891), 2 Market Place, Lavenham (1901), 6 Star Cottages, St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1911), 1 Plough Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk [1915], Rose Cottage, Church Lane, Great Holland, Essex [1919]. Occupation: Horsehair Weaver (1901 and 1911), Chauffeur [1915]. Service Record: Ernest enlisted on 10.9.1914 as Pte.1972 with the Mechanical Transport section of the East Anglian Divisional Supply Column, Army Supply Corps, transferring on 17.2.1915 as Dvr.M2/035377 to 258th [Mechanical Transport] Company, ASC, being posted to France from 16.7.1915 to May 1919 as part of 17th [Northern] Division. During his time on the Western Front Ernest would have seen action at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, the Arras Offensive and Third Battle of Ypres in 1917, and the Battles of the Hindenburg Line and the Final Advance in Artois of 1918.[10] Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1929.

Lambert, Reginald Victor – Born: Lavenham, Suffolk on 2.8.1898.[11] Parents: Charles Samuel Lambert (Blacksmith) and Annie Mitchell residents of Long Melford. Family Connections: Brother to Charles Samuel Lambert [b1882], Ernest Albert Lambert [b1885], Alonzo Philip Lambert [b1888], Sidney Thomas Lambert [b1892] and Rupert Harry Lambert [b1897]. Home: 2 Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk (1901), St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1911), Memorial Home of Rest, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis, Sussex (1921), 85 Abbeyfield Road, Bermondsey, London [1932[12] to 1959]. Occupation: Millband Maker for Barrow, Hepburn & Gale, Tanners of Bermondsey in London (1921), Leather Hydraulic Lathe Turner and Part-time ARP Warden (1939). Married: Emily Ethel Taylor in 1926. Service Record: Reginald was conscripted as Pte.107970 with the Machine Gun Corps, transferring to the Army Reserve in April 1919.[13] Died: Rotherhithe, London on 26.11.1959.[14]

Lambert, Rupert Harry – Born: Lavenham, Suffolk on 27.2.1897.[15] Parents: Charles Samuel Lambert (Blacksmith) and Annie Mitchell residents of Long Melford. Family Connections: Brother to Charles Samuel Lambert [b1882], Ernest Albert Lambert [b1885], Alonzo Philip Lambert [b1888], Sidney Thomas Lambert [b1892] and Reginald Victor Lambert [b1898]. Home: 2 Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk (1901), St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1911), 1 Plough Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk [1915], Rose Cottage, Church Lane, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex [1919] to (1921), 4 Rigby Road, Mistley, Essex (1939). Occupation: Errand Boy (1911), Great Eastern Railway Porter [1915], Engine Shunter for GER at Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex (1921 to 1939). Married: Maggie Selina Foy in 1924. Service Record: Rupert was conscripted on 17.11.1915, transferring to the Army Reserve until December 1916.  He was mobilised as Pte.217744 with the Railway section of the Royal Engineers and posted to France as a Shunter Spr.WR/262072 on 4.2.1917, receiving his discharge in June 1919.[16] Died: Colchester, Essex in 1969.

Lambert, Sidney Thomas – Born: Lavenham, Suffolk on 12.12.1892.[17] Parents: Charles Samuel Lambert (Blacksmith) and Annie Mitchell residents of Long Melford. Family Connections: Brother to Charles Samuel Lambert [b1882], Ernest Albert Lambert [b1885], Alonzo Philip Lambert [b1888], Rupert Harry Lambert [b1897] and Reginald Victor Lambert [b1898]. Home: Water Street, Lavenham, Suffolk (1891), 2 Market Place, Lavenham (1901), 6 Star Cottages, St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1911), Rose Cottage, Church Lane, Great Holland, Essex (1921), 6 Crescent Cottages, Great Holland, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex [1924], Atlas, Rectory Road, Great Holland (1939) to [1953]. Occupation: Casual Labourer [1912], General Labourer for C. H. Jones, Builder of Frinton-on-Sea, Essex (1921), Painter and Decorator (1939). Married: Elizabeth Welham in 1921. Service Record: Sidney enlisted in 1912 as a private in the Suffolk Regiment, transferring in 1913 as Tpr.10032 to 18th [Queen Mary’s Own] Hussars, being posted to France from August 1915 to March 1919 as part of 2nd Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.  The Division saw action at the First and Second Battles of Ypres in 1914 and 1915, the Somme in 1916, at Arras and Cambrai in 1917, and the Final Advance in Picardy and Artois through to November 1918.  He was transferred to the Army Reserve in July 1919 and as Tpr.531221 received his discharge in 1924.[18]  Died: Colchester, Essex in 1953.

Notes – [1] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Heston and Isleworth, Middlesex. [2] For some address see Electoral Roll. [3] See his entry in Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records, 1919-1934. [4] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar. [5] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Bermondsey. [6] For some addresses see the Electoral Roll. [7] For notification of his award see London Gazette 5.7.1919. [8] See his entry in Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records, 1919-1934. [9] Date of death from National Probate Calendar. [10] https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/. See also his Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [11] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Bermondsey, London. [12] Address from the Electoral Roll. [13] See also his Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [14] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar. [15] Date of birth from Baptism Register 16.6.1900, St Peter and St Paul Church, Lavenham, Essex. [16] See his Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [17] Date of birth from the 1939 register for Frinton and Walton Rural District. [18] See his entry in Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records, 1919-1934, Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].

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