Charles LAMBLEY

LAMBLEY, Charles

Service Number: 104
Enlisted: 1 January 1901, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Born: Drayton, Queensland, Australia, 30 December 1877
Home Town: Allora, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Dalby, Queensland, Australia, 20 July 1929, aged 51 years
Cemetery: Bell Cemetery, Qld
Memorials: Allora Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Jan 1901: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 104, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, Brisbane, Queensland
2 Jan 1901: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 104, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
4 Apr 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 104, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, s.s. Victoria, Pinkenba (Brisbane)
23 Jun 1902: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 104, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, Disbandment of the Regiment

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'OBITUARY.

Mr. Charles Lambley.

On Saturday evening Mr Charles Lambley, of Nelson Park, near Bell, passed away at the private hospital of Nurse Parker, Bunya street, Dalby, of which establishment he had been an inmate since the previous week. Mr Lambley was the son of Mr and Mrs William Lambley, and was born in Drayton, 51 years ago. Educated at the local State school, he remained with his parents at their hotel, until 1900, when he volunteered in one of Queensland Contingents for the Boer War, and spent two years in active service in South Africa. For his conduct there he was awarded the Queen's medal with bar, and was amongst those who were selected to go Home for personal decoration, but was unfortunately prevented by ill-health from making the trip to England. He subsequently married Miss Veronica C. Reid, then on a visit from Melbourne, and shortly after they went to Quilpie, where Mr Lambley undertook the management of the property of Mr John Rook.

He came to the Dalby district about 23 years ago, and acquired the selection of Mr John Robertson, "Nelson Park," about four miles from Bell. For some years he followed the business of a butcher at Dalby, from the year 1918, and had other establishments at Bell, Warra, Jandowae, and Kumbia. But he relinquished his business, disposing of the Bell shop two years ago to Messrs Higgs and Burton, and retired to his selection of Nelson Park.

Mr Lambley was a well-known resident of the district, and enjoyed a degree of popularity over a large area. He was particularly fond of horses, and spent much of his time amongst them, and in the organisation of race meetings, several times holding office in the local clubs. His energies and generosity were further extended to many other movements aiming at the progress of the district in which he resided, amongst them that in connection with the School of Arts. Indeed, it was rare that he refused his willing assistance to any deserving cause.

He is survived by his wife, one brother, Mr George Lambley, of Melbourne, a daughter, Mrs J. J. Cahiil, late of the Malakoff Road district, and four sons, Messrs Bertram James, Howard Charles, Lloyd George and John Richard, all at present residing on Nelson Park. The funeral, which was attended by many of the residents of the town and district, took place from the Bell Church of England, on Monday after a short service in the Church of which deceased was a member. The service was conducted by the Rev. Frank Knight, who also officiated at the graveside in the Bell Cemetery.' from The Dalby Herald 26 Jul 1929 (nla.gov.au)

 

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