Lieutenant Maurice Bovingdon LAMBERT
Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Lieutenant Maurice Bovingdon LAMBERT

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Lieutenant Maurice Bovingdon LAMBERT

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Lieutenant Maurice Bovingdon LAMBERT

6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John James and Florence Louisa Lambert, of 44, Cyprus Rd., Church End, Finchley, London. Killed 7 August 1915. Aged 21.
Commemorated on Panels 55 to 58, HELLES MEMORIAL.
The following biographical information is taken from Robert Coulson's "Biographies of Yorkshire Regiment Officers";-
"Maurice Lambert was born at Twickenham in Middlesex on January 8th 1894.
He was educated at the Merchant Taylors School where he played rugby for the First Fifteen, followed by Queens College at Cambridge in 1913.
At the onset of war he applied for a commission and was gazetted as a 2nd Lieutenant on September 2nd 1914 joining the 6th Battalion the following month. He was promoted to Lieutenant in June of 1915 and on July 3rd sailed from Liverpool with the battalion bound for the Gallipoli Campaign.
On July 10th they landed at Mudros and on July 20th moved on to Imbros for training and acclimatisation.
The battalion were towed ashore at Suvla Bay on Gallipoli in the early hours of August 7th and under fire the officers marshalled the men as best they could as they disembarked on the beach. I believe Lt Lambert was the first Green Howard officer to be killed in this campaign, the history stating,
“Lt Lambert came back and said they were ready to move off, he then returned to his company and I never saw him again”.
Lt Maurice Bovingdon Lambert was killed in action on August 7th 1915 aged 21."

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