image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury newspaper
Born: 1889, Ipswich.
Died: 21st April 1917; age 27; Died of Wounds at No. 8 Casualty Clearing Station from Gun Shot Wounds in the back – received in action on the 9th April 1917. Served 1 year & 133 days.
Residence: 47, Samuel Road, Ipswich.
Occupation: Timber Carman.
Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 10th December 1915; Age: 26 years & 2 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 2 3/4ins.
Date of Entry Therein: 3rd October 1916.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 17840
Regiment: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 6th Battalion.
Formerly 3169, Royal Fusiliers.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William A & Fanny Lamb, of 30, Samuel Road, Ipswich.
1891 42, Samuel Road, Ipswich.
William was a year old and living with his parents.
William Alexander Lamb, 24, a Wheelwright, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.
Fanny Lamb (nee Chittock), 25, born Ipswich.
1901 5, Hervey Street, Ipswich.
William was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
William, 35, a Wheelwright & Carpenter.
Albert Edward Lamb, 9, born Ipswich.
Stanley Arthur Lamb, 7, born Ipswich.
Maude Ellen Lamb, born Ipswich.
1911 30, Samuel Road, Ipswich.
William was 21 years, a Carmen – Timber Merchant. He was living with his parents & siblings.
William, 44, a Wheelwright & Carpenter – Undertakers.
Albert, 19, a Carpenter – Horticultural Works.
Stanley, 17, a Rink Attendant.
On Christmas Day, 1914, Ipswich, William married, Alice Allison, born August 1891, 57, Harland Street, Ipswich – daughter of William John Allison, a labourer at chemical works and Alice Allison (nee Cocker), of Old Shipyard, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Bloomfield – widow.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Michael’s Church, Ipswich.