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Percy LAMBERT

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Surname: LAMBERT

Forename(s): Percy

Place of Birth: Silsden, Yorkshire

Service No: 34851

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 12th (Service) Battalion. (Tees-side Pioneers)

Division: 40th Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1918-04-11

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. C. 11.

CWGC Cemetery: CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SILSDEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Percy Lambert was the son of Thomas and Selina Lambert, née Rutter. Thomas was born at Silsden, Yorkshire and Selina at Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

1901 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 17, Elliott Street - Percy Lambert, aged 2 years, born Silsden, son of Thomas and Selina Lambert.

1911 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 17, Elliott Street - Percy Lambert, aged 12 years, born Silsden, son of Thos. and Selina Lambert.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Percy Lambert, 34856, Yorkshire Regiment. Corrrect regimental No. 34851. No action unless medals returned.

Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

LAMBERT, Percy, aged 19, Yorkshire Regiment, 17, Elliott Street, [Silsden], killed in action April 9-11, 1918.

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Private Percy LAMBERT

Private Percy LAMBERT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 40th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 40th Division

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Surname: LAMBERT

Forename(s): Percy

Born: Silsden, Yorkshire

Residence: Silsden, Yorkshire

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorkshire

Number: 34851

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 12th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1918-04-11

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 86203, 91st T.R. Battalion

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: LAMBERT

Forename(s): Percy

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 34851

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Unit: 12th Battalion

Age: 19

Awards:

Died Date: 1918-04-11

Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Selina Lambert, of 17, Elliott St., Silsden, Yorks.

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03 May 1918

Private Percy Lambert, Silsden

Mrs. T. Lambert, 17 Elliott Street, Silsden, has received word from the Infantry Record Office, York, that her son, Private Percy Lambert, of the Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in action between the 9th and the 11th of April. Private Lambert, who was 19 years of age, enlisted in February 1917, and had been in France seven weeks. He was formerly employed at Steeton Bobbin Mill, and was connected with the Silsden United Methodist Church and Sunday School. Another brother, Lance-Corporal Ernest Lambert, is also serving.

10 May 1918

SILSDEN – In Memoriam: Pte. P. Lambert

A memorial service for the late Private Percy Lambert, of Silsden, was held at the United Methodist Church on Sunday, conducted by the Rev. R. Key. The organist, Miss Mary Longbottom, played the Dead March, and appropriate hymns were sung. Mr. Key spoke earnestly and appreciatively of the deceased soldier, and voiced the sympathy of the congregation with the family and relatives.

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03 May 1918

LAMBERT – Killed in action between April 9th and 11th, Pte. Percy Lambert, of the Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mrs. S. Lambert, of 17, Elliott Street, Silsden, aged 19.

03 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Pte. P. Lambert Killed

Mrs. S. Lambert, of 17, Elliott Street, Silsden, has received word from the Infantry Record Office, York, that her son, Pte. Percy Lambert, of the Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in action between the 9th and 11th of April. Pte. Lambert, who is 19 years of age, enlisted in February, 1917, and had been out in France about seven weeks. He was formerly employed by Messrs. John Dixon and Sons, bobbin manufacturers, Steeton, and was connected with the Silsden Bethesda United Methodist Church and Sunday-school. Mrs. Lambert has another son, Lance-Corporal Ernest Lambert, also serving.

10 May 1918

SILSDEN

THE LATE PTE. PERCY LAMBERT

A service in memory of the late Pte. Percy Lambert, of the Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mrs. Lambert, of 17, Elliott Street, Silsden, was held at the Silsden Bethesda United Methodist Church on Sunday morning last and was conducted by Rev. R. Key (pastor). During the service suitable hymns were sung, and the organist (Miss Mary Longbottom) played the ‘Dead March’ in ‘Saul.’ Mr. Kay preaching from the text 2nd Tim. iv. 7, “I have fought a good fight,” said that morning they mourned the loss of one who had fought the good fight, both of the earthly and heavenly character. When the call came for Pte. Lambert to leave home for the training camp he went cheerfully, though it was hard for him to do so with his elder brother in the army, and his father in the great homeland. During his term of training he (Mr. Key) wrote him several times, and he always replied promptly and in a brave tone. One of the most pleasing features however, during that period, was that he made the all important decision. Some few months ago he received as secretary to the Local District Free Church Council a batch of cards from the Y.M.C.A. headquarters with the names of men from that district who had decided for Christ whilst in the army. Amongst these was one signed by their departed brother. Again and again they had proof that the work they did in church and Sunday School was not in vain. Percy loved the Sunday School, and his services there as star marker were appreciated. He had also become a member of the choir. They mourned that one so young had been stricken down. He had not been in France many weeks, but they did not sorrow without hope. Percy’s confession of faith in Christ, and his last letter home make them have no fear for him. He had fought the good fight. Though they might think his life too soon spent, they knew that heaven would make perfect their imperfect life. They tendered heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing mother and family. Might all necessary grace be given them all, along with these who had been previously stricken down during this terrible war, and those to whom news was withheld, and to whom the suspense was well-nigh unbearable. That church ever prayed for them. To all might the Lord give grace so that they bear up and keep brave. Let them fight the good fight. God required them to do this, and their loved ones fallen urged them to it. If they fought and won through, one day their would be the bright eternal that fadeth not away.

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