Thursday 28 March 2013

Private Albert Ernest Lamb

Born on 18 February 1882 in St. David's Island, Bermuda - husband of Isabella S.M. Lamb, St. David's Island, Bermuda - son of Joseph W. Lamb, St. David's Island, Bermuda - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as boatsman; married; currently a member of the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 11.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Prospect, Bermuda, on 29 September 1915 (number 410965) - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 29 October 1916 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Lamb'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,


Anonymous said...

"Private Albert Ernest Lamb"...My Great Grandfather.... lost his life on October 29, 1916
It broke my heart to see no comments yet on this page: Well I shall comment.... Lost your life in Ypres 1916..fighting in a foreign country and I have no doubt you asked yourself why.....You went on to have two French Great Grandchildren,,, (my children) The pain will never go away .. but you gave liberty to my children,,your great grand children,forever in your debt .. GB xx

Anonymous said...

We remember you and your bravery this day. You left behind your family to fight a war, never to return. Your Great grandchildren know of your bravery and will never forget. May you forever rest in peace.