Born: 1898, Ipswich.
Died: 24th January 1918; age 19; Died of Pneumonia with Pleurisy – the cause of active service. Served 1 year & 137 days.
Admitted to No. 70 General Hospital, Abbassia – 18th January 1918 with Pneumonia with Pleurisy, which became further complicated two days later by fluid & abscess on both lungs. The abscess was opened and he was temporarily relieved. Oxygen was also tried as well as various stimulants. He died the following night from Failure of the Heart.
Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; Date: 10th September 1916; Age: 18 years & 5 months; Occupation: Grocer’s Assistant; Next of Kin: father – George Lambert, of 21, Borough Road, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 7 3/4ins.
Service: Home: 10th September 1916 – 30th January 1917 – Home: 30th January 1917 – 24th April 1917 – Egypt – 25th April 1917 – 24th January 1918.
Offence: At Bolton Park – 21st & 22nd April 1917 – not complying with an order & absent from stable parade at 7.30am – 4 days C.B.
Rank: Driver/Private; Service Number: T/292316
Regiment: Army Service Corps attached Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur & Ellen Lambert, of 21, Borough Road, Ipswich.
1901 Military Barracks, Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland.
Arthur was 2 years old and living with his parents & sisters.
Arthur Lambert, 43, CofE, could read & write, a Sergeant – Cavalry on F.H., born Finningham, Suffolk.
Ellen Lambert (nee Cant), 34, CofE, could read & write, born Sudbury, Suffolk.
Daisy Violet Lambert, 12, CofE, could read & write, born Ipswich.
Myrtle Ivy Lambert, 8, CofE, could read & write, born Ipswich.
Olive May Lambert, 5, CofE, born Ipswich.
1911 62, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.
Arthur was 12 years old and living with his parents & sisters.
Arthur, 54, a Gas Stoker – Gas Works.
Myrtle, 18, a Shipping Clerk – Shipping Agency.
Olive, 15, a General Domestic.
In 1920, George received the Scroll & King’s Letter in memory of his late son. George signed and added ‘With Thanks’.
Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich.