Roy Wilson LAMBERT

Regimental number12/149
Date of birth9 January 1890
Place of birthWellington
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressDominion Road, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height6' 1"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Lambert, Leamington Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in the Wellington Highland Rifles.
Enlistment date10 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationCorporal
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 rankSergeant
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsLone Pine Memorial (Panel 72), Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr & Mrs William Lambert, Auckland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted Sergeant, 14 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 18 May 1915.

War service: 259 days (of which 215 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 18805, File 18058515

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