Regimental number12/148
Date of birth8 October 1891
Place of birthWanganui
ReligionChurch of England
Address8 Liverpool Street, Wellington
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.10
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Lambert, Helmore Street, Wanganui East
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Railway Engineers, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsLone Pine Memorial, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Wife: William & Mary L. Lambert, 89 Hakeke Street, Wanganui East
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 5 June 1915; subsequently reported wounded and missing, 5 June 1915.

Board of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 16 January 1916, concluded: 'Believed dead at Dardanelles on 5th June 1915'.

War service: 299 days (of which 256 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 188, File 18058500