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William Lamb

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Gordon

Gordon Report 23 Feb 2014 13:10

William Lamb is my Great-Uncle,he may have been born in Lanchester,Co.Durham.
His younger brother Thomas Charles is my Grand-Father.
During the first World War,William was in the Durham Light Infantry,at his death in action on 23rd April 1917 he held the rank of Lance Sergeant.So far I have been unable to find out which Battalion of the Durhams he was serving in.His home residence is given as Shotton Colliery.
Can anyone help please.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 23 Feb 2014 13:47

The record on the Commonwealth Graves Site says 1st/5th Battalion:-

LAMB, WILLIAM

Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service No: 200510
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry
1st/5th Bn.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Panel Reference Bay 8.
Memorial ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:

(The 5th Battalion were at Arras during 1917)

Kath. x

Maddie

Maddie Report 23 Feb 2014 13:48


UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 about William Lamb
Name: William Lamb
Residence: Shotton Colliery
Death Date: 23 Apr 1917
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Darlington
Rank: L/Sergeant
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Battalion: 1/5th Battalion
Number: 200510
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 23 Feb 2014 13:54

Do you know when he was born? Have you found him in the 1911 census?

Kath. x

Potty

Potty Report 23 Feb 2014 13:56

His medal card gives 2 Regimental numbers, 3811 and 200510. The CWGC record has 1st/5th Battalion.

You could try the National Archives site to see if either division's War Diary has been digitised.

jansmith

jansmith Report 25 Feb 2014 22:15

do you have birth details for Thomas
is this census any good
1891

Name:
William Lamb
Age:
5
Estimated birth year:
abt 1886
Relation:
Son
Father's Name:
Edward Lamb
Mother's name:
Elizabeth Lamb
Gender:
Male
Where born:
Cousett, Durham, England
Civil Parish:
Conside and Knitsley
Ecclesiastical parish:
Consett Christ Church
Town:
Consett
County/Island:
Durham
Country:
England

FAMILY
Edward Lamb 37
Elizabeth Lamb 25
William Lamb 5
Thomas Lamb 3
Elizabeth Lamb 2

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 26 Feb 2014 14:27

As Gordon is a fairly new poster, I'll let him know that he has replies to his query. :-)

Gordon

Gordon Report 26 Feb 2014 18:00

I would just like to say thank you to everyone who took the time,to reply to my
questions for help,with regard to my Great-Uncle.

Regards Gordon. :-D