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Bertie LAMB

Regimental number12252
Place of birthRomsey, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorsebreaker
AddressRomsey, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 3.5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M.J. Lamb, William Street, Romsey, Victoria
Previous military servicePreviously served in the AIF (as 783 B. LAMB); discharged, medically unfit, 6 May 1915.
Enlistment date6 April 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentMotor Transport Driver
Unit nameSupply Column 3, Mechanical Transport Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Motor Transport Section
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date26 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4748 Pte William Henry LAMB, 21st Bn, killed in action, 3 May 1917; 9/840 John Oliver LAMB, Otago Mounted Rifles Regiment, NZEF
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 16 April 1917 (dental caries); discharged same day.

Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 19 July 1917 (defective vision); dicharged to duty, 22 July 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 24 December 1917; rejoined unit, 9 January 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 January 1918 (synovitis, left knee); transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 3 February 1918; discharged to duty, 20 February 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 21 February 1918.

Transferred to 12th Field Artillery Brigade, Park Section, 23 March 1918.

Admitted to 23rd Casualty Clearing Station, 6-7 April 1918 (contusion, left foot); transferred to 30th General Hospital, Calais,39 April 1918; transferred to England, 15 April 1918, and admitted same day to Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury (contused foot: severe); transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 April 1918; discharged on furlough, 15 May 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 June 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 14 June 1918; marched in to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, 29 June 1918.

Found guilty, Tidworth, 6 August 1918, of being absent without leave, 2400, 2 August, to 1430, 3 August 1918: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay; total forfeiture: 3 days' pay.

Attached for duty to 3rd Training Brigade, Tidworth, 9 August 1918.

Attached for duty to No 2 Group Clearing Hospital, 15 September 1918.

Dound gyilty, 21 November 1918, of being absent without leave from 1700,19 November, to 2359, 20 November 1918: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay; total forfeiture: 3 days' pay.

Found guilty, 25 November 1918, of being absent without leave from 1800, 22 November, to 1800, 23 November 1918: awarded forfeiture of 3 days' pay' total forfeiture: 4 days' pay.

Married Elsie Mary Willis POWELL, spinster, aged 22, Parish Church, Reading, 17 December 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 7 February 1919 (concussion); discharged to unit, 11 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia with wife on board HT 'Canberra', 23 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 11 September 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 26 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 783 B. LAMB for first period of service.
Date of death13 May 1933
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAMB Bertie

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