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William LAMBERT

Regimental number1412
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Alice Lambert, Eagle Street, Trafalgar, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 29 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He greatly assisted his officer in directing and controlling his men under very heavy fire. Later he moved about in the open encouraging his men, and setting a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Military Cross

'Near Jeancourt, on 18th September 1918, when a very strong enemy position in Brosse Wood was threatening th old up the advance of his company, he led his men with marked courage, overcoming the resistance and capturing the position, with two machine guns and fifty prisoners. Though wounded, he carried on and cleared up the wood and advanced to the final objective over 15,000 yards further on. He only left the line after consolidation was complete. His conduct was splendid.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

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