Francis Victor (Frank) LAMBERT

Badge Number: S3315

LAMBERT, Francis Victor

Service Number: 4812
Enlisted: 14 November 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Tunbridge, Kent, England, 24 July 1887
Home Town: Murat Bay , South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Natural causes, New South Wales, Australia, 24 September 1987, aged 100 years
Cemetery: Palmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park, NSW
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World War 1 Service

14 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4812, Adelaide, South Australia
23 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4812, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
23 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4812, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
24 Dec 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 43rd Infantry Battalion
1 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 4812, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, GSW (groin)
10 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 4812, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Linda Pinay

After being wounded in WW1, Francis stayed at the Beaufort War Hospital in Bristol for several months.  He was finally returned home to New South Wales.  In 1928, Francis travelled back to England for his parent's 50th wedding anniversary.  While travelling back to Australia, Francis met his bride to be, Dora Mynott.  They married in 1938 in Rockdale, New South Wales.  They had no children.  Francis was a carpenter by profession.  He was a very kind and generous man and lived to be 100 years old.