David Amos LAMBERT


LAMBERT, David Amos

Service Number: 1671
Enlisted: 3 April 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Towitta, South Australia, 11 January 1891
Home Town: Towitta, Mid Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Towitta Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 18 October 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3
I L 24, Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3, Brandhoek, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide Cambrai WW1 Roll of Honour, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sedan Institute Honour Roll, Sedan Pioneers and War Memorial and Flagpole
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World War 1 Service

3 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1671, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1671, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
9 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1671, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide

David Amos Lambert

David Amos Lambert was born on 11th January 1891 at Towitta the 2nd son of David Lambert and Mary Jane Baker. As per the Chronicle of 8 December 1917, he was known as Amos.

He enlisted on 3 April 1917 on the same day as his brother Edward George Lambert. David’s Regimental No. was 1671, Edwards was 1670. Amos was 25 years 2 months, single, occupation farm hand, single, religion Wesleyan. Note, his brother Edward was Congregational. Embarked “Afric” on 9 June 1916 disembarked Southhampton on 24 July 1916. Joining him on the “Afric” was his brother Edward and cousins, Ernest Edgar Lambert and Leslie Samuel Lambert. The brothers were both in the 1/43rd battalion and served together. On 25th November 1916 sent to France where on the 17 October 1917 he was wounded in action (face & skull). He died the next day died from wounds at 2nd Anzac Medical Dressing Station Belgium, aged 26 years 9 months. The Register, Saturday 15 December 1917 page 10, listed as “Died of wounds”. It is assumed that David would have been with his brother when Edward was wounded and died in July 1917.

David is buried at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3 (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 24), Vlamertinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 137

David’s parents lost two of their three sons and therefore two of their six children. The town of Towitta lost 4 out of 7 of those who enlisted, the four were two sets of brothers and were cousins.

Relatives who served in WW1
Edward George Lambert (brother) killed
John James Cowland (cousin) killed
William Horace Cowland (cousin) killed
Ernest Edgar Lambert (cousin)
Leslie Samuel Lambert (cousin)
Stanley Roy Angel (cousin)
Frank Arthur Allen Dicker (cousin)

Kaye McKenzie (family researcher)
AIF project
National Archives of Australia
Australian War Memorial
SA Genealogy Scty

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of David LAMBERT and Mary Jane nee BAKER