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Lambton, R.R., Lieut., 1901
Lieutenant Ronald Robert Lambton, 1st Batt. Durham Light Infantry, died of wounds received September 17th, 1901, while serving near Vryheid with Major Gough's column. He was the 6th son of Lieut. Col. Francis William Lambton, of Brownslade, Pembroke, late Scots Guards, by his marriage with Lady Victoria Alexandrina Elizabeth, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Cawdor. Lieutenant Lambton was born in March, 1879, and educated at Wellington where he was in the Orange, entered the Durham Light Infantry from the 3rd Batt. (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) Middlesex Regt. May 1899 and was promoted Lieutenant November 1900. He went to South Africa with his battalion in October 1899, which formed part of the Natal Field Force, was present at the battle of Colenso, and in the operations on the Tugela January 12th and February 6th 1900, being severely wounded in the engagement at Vaal Kranz. He also took part in the advance through Northern Natal into the Transvaal. Lieut. Lambton was mentioned in despatches by Gen. Lord Kitchener, December 8th, 1901, for his "most gallant conduct in trying to repulse the Boer attack". He is buried at Vryheid.
From 'The Last Post’, Mildred G. Dooner, published 1903.
Acknowledgments: Colin Boyd

He is remembered in Durham on D47.001

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