Private Frederick Charles Lambert

Date of Birth 5 April 1891
Age at Death 27
Date of Death 12 May 1917
Service Number G/1651
Military Service 6th Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment
Merton Address 23 Pincott Road, Wimbledon
Local Memorial St. Mary's Church, Merton Park

Additional Information

Frederick Lambert was born on 5 April 1891 and baptised in St Mary’s Church, Merton on 14 June that year. His father was a gardener, Joseph Alfred Lambert and his mother was Elizabeth (nee Hook). Frederick grew up in Pincott Road, Merton and was the eldest child, having 4 brothers and 2 sisters alive at the 1911 census. Two further siblings died.

He became a plumber before enlisting in the 6th Battalion of Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. This Battalion was part of the “New” or “Kitchener’s” Army and served on the Western Front.

The 6th Battalion was at the Battle of Arras in May 1917. On 12th May there was considerable cross fire between “Angels” and “Devils” trenches (German) and “Bayonet” trench, “Curly” Trench, Bayonet Lane and Bit Lane (British). The attack failed with 1 officer and 17 other ranks killed. (Queen’s Royal West Surrey War Diaries)

Frederick was one of those who died of his wounds on 12 May 1917 and is buried in the Feuchy British Cemetery, Row E2. His was gratuity was paid to his mother


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