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Lambert, W.H., A/Smn., 1917
In Etaples Military Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of Tyneside Z/2644 Able Seaman William Henry Lambert, serving with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died 18/05/1917.

Colin Boyd has provided the following:

William was born on 31st January 1898 (3rd January 1895 on his enlistment papers).

He was working as a labourer living with his mother, Elizabeth at 41, Northumberland Street, North Shields when he enlisted in the Royal Naval Division on 30th December 1914.

He joined the Hood Battalion on 18th July 1915 and served in Gallipoli until 10th August 1915 when, following a letter from his mother advising of his real age (then 17) he was posted to Mustapha Barracks in Alexandria.

William was subsequently invalided to the UK suffering from Nervous Exhaustion.

He rejoined the Hood Battalion in France on 2nd May 1917 and was seriously wounded on 6th May 1917. William died from the effects of a gun shot wound to the chest at 9.40 am on 18th May 1917 in Dannes Camiers General Hospital.

William Henry Lambert is remembered in Tynemouth on T36.14 page 16.


The CWGC entry for Able Seaman Lambert

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk