Photographs courtesy of Lizi

Born: 8th July 1914, Ipswich.

Died: 5th September 1944; age 30; Japanese PoW – Nagoya 4B, Iruka (earlier known as Osaka 16B) – Cardiac Beri Beri.

Residence: 28, Wroxham Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Letter Press Printer.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5832687.

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:

British Section: F.B.8.

Yokohama War Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Albert H. & Caroline Lambeth, of Ipswich; husband of Violet Lily Lambeth, of Ipswich.


Father: Albert Henry Lambeth, born 1877, Ipswich.

Mother: Caroline Harriet Lambeth (nee Brown), born September 1881, Ipswich.




In 1939, Ipswich, Albert married Violet Lily Warren, born April 1912, Ipswich.

They had 1 son.

Violet Lily & son Eric


Albert was a Letter Press Printer. He was living with his new wife at their home – 28, Wroxham Road, Ipswich.

Violet, unpaid Domestic Duties.


Probate to Violet Lily Lambeth – widow.


The Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.( including 4/5th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment)
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken PoW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway. Albert survived the Railway and was shipped to Japan on a “hell ship” and used for slave labour.

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