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Leo George LAMBERT

Regimental number619
Place of birthKircoonda, Auburn, South Australia
SchoolUndalga Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAuburn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Geo Robt Lambert, Auburn, South Australia
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Westhoek on 20 September 1917.'
Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted and left Australia with 10th Bn. Served in Gallipoli and was transferred to 27th Bn and went to France.
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1918
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row G, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Hannah LAMBERT

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK on 20th September 1917 this N.C.O. was in charge of a Lewis Gun Section. A large H.E. shell burst almost in his shell-hole putting the gun and all the personnel except LAMBERT, out of action. He lost no time in finding two men who had some knowledge of the gun. he then stripped, cleaned, and reassembled the gun and brought it into action with good effect. This work was performed under what proved to be the heaviest shell fire (hostile) of the day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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