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.
British Section: F.B.8.
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
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
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.