Edward Allister LAMB


LAMB, Edward Allister

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Soliitor
Died: Killed, South Africa, 10 May 1901, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Sydney St. James Anglican Church Memorial Window
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Lieutenant, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

It will be remembered (says The Sydney Daily Telegraph) that Lieut. E. A. Lamb, a young officer of a recent New South Wales mounted contingent, was killed in his first  engagement shortly after landing in South Africa. Recently it has transpired that the Boer commandant in charge of the body of men with which Lamb's party was in conflict was  shot, and on his body Lamb's field glasses were found. Capt. Sprigg, a son of the Cape Premier, recovered the glasses, with a view of forwarding  them to the relatives of the  deceased of ficer. The account received of Lieut. Lamb's death shows that his regiment had come across a commando in force, and after an exchange of shots the Boers retreated  precipitately, followed by the Australians. Lieut. Lamb's company pursued three or four miles in advance of the regiment, and was drawn into a cul de sac in the ranges surrounded  on all sides by Boers. Lieut. Lamb's horse was shot under him, and just as he jumped on another horse a second shot killed him.