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Help please Benjamin Lamb b.1885

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Anji Report 24 Oct 2018 12:33

So far no searches have come up with any information.

Looking for military records of my grandfather. All I have is a photo in uniform that includes a medical cross logo. So I am presuming medical corps.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

He is Benjamin Lamb, born 1885 Dudley.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Oct 2018 12:45

A word of warning - around 70% of WW1 full records were destroyed during WW2.

Do you know if or who he married? This record has survived.

Benjamin Lamb
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1885
Enlistment Age: 29
Marriage Date: 25 Feb 1907
Marriage Place: Leeds
Document Year: 1914
Residence Place: 16 Nortley Lanc, Wortley Leeds
Regimental Number: 1061
Regiment Name: Service Battalion West Yorks Regt Leeds
Number of Images: 4
Form Title: Short Service Attestation
Other Records: Search for 'Benjamin Lamb' in other WWI collections
Family Members:
Name Relation to Soldier
Benjamin Lamb Self (Head)
Elsie Dyson Spouse
Lilian Lamb Lamb Child
Annie Lamb Lamb Child
Benjamin William Lamb Lamb Child
Henry Lamb Lamb Child
Charles Lamb Lamb Child
George Lamb Lamb Child

Ancestry is linking the above to the marriage
Name: Benjamin Lamb
Marriage Age: 21
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Year: abt 1886
Marriage Date: 25 Feb 1907
Marriage Place: Leeds, St Peter, Yorkshire, England
Parish as it Appears: Leeds, St Peter
Father: Benjamin Lamb
Spouse: Elsie Dyson
Spouse father William Henry Dyson


KathleenBell Report 24 Oct 2018 15:49

There is this one?? :-

British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription
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First name(s) Benjamin
Last name Lamb
Age 31
Birth year 1885
Birth town Wolverhampton
Birth county Staffordshire
Birth country England
Service number 511685
Regiment Labour Corps
Year 1915
Series WO 364
Series description Wo 364 - First World War Pension Claims
Archive The National Archives
Record set British Army Service Records
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

This one enlisted in Wolverhampton on 11th December 1915 into the 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment and was transferred to the Labour Corps.

His occupation on enlistment was an Ink Grinder.

He seems to have had Rheumatism.

There are a couple of paragraphs about his medical record but I can't read much of it.

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 24 Oct 2018 15:58

Is this him in the 1939 Register? Do you know if your grandmother was called Edith? :-

Lamb Household (5 People)
327a Prestwood Road , Wolverhampton C.B., Staffordshire, England


Benjamin Lamb 04 Jun 1885 Male Printing Ink Maker (Grinder) Married 33 1
Edith E Lamb 08 Jun 1885 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 33 2
Sorry, this record is officially closed. Check if you can open a closed record.
Maud A Ward 19 Mar 1891 Female Incapacitated Single 33 4
Henry Sunderland 20 Sep 1903 Male Cowman Single 33 5

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 24 Oct 2018 16:01

Is this him in the 1901 census (his father was from Dudley)? :-

1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census
27, St James Squire, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England

Benjamin Lamb's Household Members
Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place

James Lamb Head Married Male 48 1853 Iron Warehouseman Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Elizabeth Lamb Wife Married Female 44 1857 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Ada Lamb Daughter Single Female 19 1882 - Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Benjamin Lamb Son Single Male 15 1886 Factors Warehouse Boy Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Elizabeth Lamb Daughter - Female 13 1888 - Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Jane Lamb Daughter - Female 12 1889 - Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Thomas H Lamb Son - Male 10 1891 - Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Elsie Lamb Daughter - Female 8 1893 - Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
John Lamb Son - Male 7 1894 - Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
James Lamb Son - Male 3 1898 - -

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 24 Oct 2018 16:04

Could this be his birth? :-

First name(s) BENJAMIN
Last name LAMB
Birth year 1885
Birth quarter 2
Registration month -
Mother's maiden name Taylor
District Wolverhampton
County Staffordshire
Country England
Volume 6B
Page 565
Record set England & Wales Births 1837-2006
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 24 Oct 2018 16:07

This would be the marriage of the parents of Benjamin above:-

First name(s) JAMES
Last name LAMB
Marriage quarter 2
Marriage year 1880
Registration month -
MarriageFinder ™

JAMES LAMB married one of these people

Lucy Ann Turner, >>>>>>Elizabeth Taylor<<<<<<

District Wolverhampton
District number -
County Staffordshire
Country England
Volume 6B
Volume as transcribed 6B
Page number 658
Record set England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 24 Oct 2018 16:13

This is the death of the Benjamin above

First name(s) BENJAMIN
Last name LAMB
Gender Male
Birth day 4
Birth month 6
Birth year 1885
Age -
Death quarter 1
Death year 1982 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
District Wolverhampton
County Staffordshire
Volume 34
Page 0965
Country England
Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007

Kath. x


Anji Report 25 Oct 2018 10:57

Wow, you lot are brilliant! Many thanks for all replies.

You obviously know where to look better than me.. as I have tried over some years and not found anything. I am not on Ancestry tho, should I be?

Yes he is the Benjamin 4/6/1885 married to Edith.

THANKS Kathleen for all the extra info as well. I have not seen the 1939 info, but have traced the family as far as I can back via the census work. May need help with next steps.



KathleenBell Report 25 Oct 2018 11:17

I got the information from Findmypast. Just shout if you need anything else looking for.

I have sent you the images of the service records on Findmypast in a private message.

Kath. x


ErikaH Report 25 Oct 2018 16:42

The RAMC badge does not include a cross

It is a staff with a serpent entwined, surrounded by a laurel wreath


Anji Report 26 Oct 2018 12:31

Thanks Erica, - yes with much help from Kath above, I have now been able to establish the regiments he was involved in. The cross may be an indication of what he was doing, it was not a regiment badge.