Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1894, Seven Dials, Middlesex.

Died on or since: 8th May 1915; age: 21; KiA.

Residence: 2B Court, Mount Street, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 8278

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, ‘C’ Coy, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914-1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Elizabeth Lambert, of 6, Dove Yard, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.






1901   3, Court A, Mount Street, Ipswich.


James was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Lambert, 40, a Boot & Shoe Maker – own account, born Holbrook, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Lambert, 38, born Bishop’s Stortford, Kent.

William Albert Lambert, 9, Mile End Town, London.

Margaret Lambert, 5, born London.


1911   Depot Suffolk Regiment, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


James was 17 years old, a Special Reservist Soldier ranked Private with the 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Occupation machine Attendant – Boot Factory.


Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth Lambert – mother & William A. Lambert – brother, c/o 4th Reserves Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, Halton Camp, Buckinghamshire.


James is also remembered at The Mission Free Church Ipswich Curriers Lane

Suffolk Regiment, ‘C’ Coy, 1st Battalion:

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