Thursday 28 March 2013

Corporal John Ramsay Lambie

Born on 25 July 1884 in Paisley, Scotland - husband of Elizabeth Lambie, Toronto, Ontario (later Manchester, England) - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 23 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410526) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Cpl Lambie's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,


Unknown said...

Well I never - this is my great-grandfather! Thank you so much for posting.

Margaret Perkins nee Lambie said...

this is my Grandad, I've only just found information about him as his son, William Henry Lambie, My Dad, died when I was 6 years old. I knew nothing about him.