Victor Walter LAMPARD MC

LAMPARD, Victor Walter

Service Number: 4362
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bowden, South Australia, 14 August 1896
Home Town: Thebarton (Southwark), City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Hindmarsh Public School
Occupation: Grocer's assistant
Died: Killed In Action, Mont St Quentin, France, 2 September 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4362, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4362, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
2 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

WW1

The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published 2017, refer to pages 126, 128 + 269. Prior to the war he was a grocers assistant, of Torrensville SA. He enlisted 4th Jan 1916 aged 19 years. He served with the 27th Infantry Battalion and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. During his service as Lieutenant he was awarded the Military Cross for his activities. Unfortunately, he was Killed In Action 2nd Sept 1918. Rest in Peace Lest We Forget.

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"...Lieutenant Victor Walter Lampard MC, 27th Battalion, of Bowden, SA, killed in action at Mont St Quentin 2 September 1918, (he was bruied) in the Peronne Communal Cemetery extension..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Lieutenant V. W. LAMPARD, M.C., of the 27th Battalion, was killed in action, September 2, 1918. He enlisted in January, 1916, and embarked for the front in March, 1916. He obtained his commission in December of the same year. He was severely wounded in October, 1917. After six months in England he returned to the battalion. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lampard, of Torrensville,  and was 22 years old. General Birdwood, writing on July 8 to the late Lieutenant Lampard, said:— 'I write to convey to you my very hearty congratulations on the award of the Military Cross, which you have fully deserved for your splendid work during an attack near Morlancourt on the night of June 10. When the first wave had become somewhat disorganised, owing to heavy casualties, you  displayed good judgment and initiative in meeting the situation by steadying the advance of your own platoon, and then returning to the old line to bring up men to reinforce the first wave. You rendered further  valuable service in the consolidation of our new line, and in the supervision of your company front during the absence of the company commander, who had taken charge of the whole sector. Your work  throughout was a fine example of courage, coolness, and good leadership, for which I sincerely thank you.'

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