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Driver F Lambert


Harrogate Herald - 7th March 1917

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Driver F Lambert, RFA, husband of Mrs Lambert, of 20a Chatsworth Place, Harrogate, has been killed in action in France. Driver Lambert was well-known in Harrogate, and much sympathy will be felt for Mrs Lambert, who is left with six children. The circumstances of his death are explained in the following letter :

Dear Mrs Lambert, It is with the greatest of sorrow that I have to inform you that your husband has been killed on active service. He was fetching water for the battery on the 11th February, when he was hit in the head by a piece of a shell. He was rendered unconscious, and at once removed to a field ambulance. There he was treated by a brain specialist, but he died next morning at 4 o'clock. We made him a coffin and brought him back to our waggon line. The coffin was covered in a Union Jack. He was buried in a cemetery about twenty yards from the waggon line by the Artillery Chaplain at 2 o'clock this afternoon (February 13th). The battery was present at his funeral. A cross is being made for him, and it will be placed at the head of his grave. He is quite near us, about eight miles behind the lines, and I van assure you that his grave will be kept in good order. I am sending with this letter a few of his personal belongings. The remainder of his belongings will be forwarded through the usual channels. I knew him very well, and I can realise that he was a very good husband and a splendid father. I know that nothing I can say can in any way lessen the awful blow you have suffered. I can only hope that God will comfort you and your children in your great loss. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. I shall be only too pleased to do it for his sake. Please accept the sincere sympathy of myself and all the battery.

Yours very sincerely,

W S Oaten, Lieutenant, RFA.

W H Breare letter

Driver F Lambert, RFA, has been killed in action in France. He leaves a wife and six children. This sad news has vibrated the sympathetic cords of many Harrogate hearts.


Harrogate Herald 11th February 1920

In ever loving memory of Driver F Lambert, who died of wounds in France, February 11th, 1917 From wife and children.


Harrogate Herald 9th February 1921

In ever-loving memory of a dear husband and father, F Lambert, who died of wounds in France, February 11th, 1917 Wife and family.


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