Leo George LAMBERT MM

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LAMBERT, Leo George

Service Number: 619
Enlisted: 15 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kircoonda, Auburn, South Australia, 14 May 1884
Home Town: Manoora, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Undalya Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Wounds , France, 4 October 1918, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
Tincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row G, Grave No. 30), Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Auburn RSL Community Centre, Auburn Undalya School WW1 Roll of Honour, Auburn War WW1 Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Manoora Institute Supreme Sacrifice Roll, Manoora Pictorial Honour Roll, Manoora Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

15 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 619, 27th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 619, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
31 May 1915: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 619, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
12 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 619, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 619, 27th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
4 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 619, 27th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

Son of George Robert and Hannah Margaret Lambert. Born at
Auburn, South Australia.

Biography contributed by Aberfoyle Park High School

Leo George Lambert was a Sergeant in the First World War. He was a labourer before enlisting to the war. His service number was 619. He enlisted to the First World War on the 15th of February 1915 at the age of 30. He originally left Australia with the 10th Battalion. Leo served in Gallipoli before he was transferred to the 27th Battalion and went to France. He wasn't married or involved in a romantic relationship and he had no children. Leo was born in Kircoonda, Auburn, South Australia to George Robert and Hannah Magaret Lambert. He attended Undalya Public School in South Australia.
Leo was wounded in the back and head by shell. He died in France the next day on October 4th 1918, which is just over a month before the war ended. He was 34 when he died of his wounds. Leo was buried at Tincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row G, Grave No. 30) in France.

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