- Surnames starting with the letter L. 

Charles Lamb

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:05th Bn [1] ('A' Coy)
Name of Rgt or Ship:Cheshire Rgt
How Died:Died
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Altrincham (Hale) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1892 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref:
8a/171, the son of Charles & Sarah Ann Lamb (nee Jones).

1901 Census - 11 Egerton Terrace, Altrincham.   Son - aged: 8 - born:
Timperley.   Head of household - Charles Lamb - Married - aged: 32 - occ:
Bricklayer's Labourer - born: Baguley.   Also - Sarah Lamb - Wife - aged:
30 - born: Altrincham.   Plus 6 siblings.

He attended St. Margaret's Church of England School.

1911 Census - 13 Hawthorn Road, Hale.   Son - aged: 18 - occ: Gardener
(Domestic) - born: Timperley.  Head of household -  Sarah Lamb - Married -
aged: 40 - occ: Charwoman - born: Altrincham.   Plus 5 siblings.   There is
no trace of his father - Charles Lamb.

He was employed by Walter Mace Shipman, a Solicitor of Woodlands Park,

A member of St. Margaret's Junior Bible Class and St. Margaret's

Enlisted in the 1/5th Bn Cheshire Rgt in August 1914 and drafted to the
front in January 1915.    Wounded once and spent sometime in hospital
abroad.   Later suffered from Trench Foot and came home to the UK to
recover last Christmas.

The 21/06/1916 edition of the local newspaper reported that Private Lamb
had written to them on the 14th July thanking everyone for the 25,000
cigarettes that the patrons of Mr. F.V. Lamb's dances had raised money to
purchase for him and his fellow soldiers.

Died of pneumonia following Influenza, at the Military Hospital, Harpurhey,
Mcr.    Buried at Altrincham 11/11/18 - Burial No. 4,007.  M.I. - "Father
in thy gracious keeping, leave thee here our servants sleeping".

A long and sad report in the 12/11/1918 edition of the local newspaper
detailing the recent deaths of three members of this family and all buried
on the same day at Hale Cemetery.

Their mother, had not seen her husband for 11 years (presumably deserted
her???) and she was left to bring up eight children on her own.      Her
daughter Beatrice Leigh, aged 24 years, who had only been married for eight
weeks and, together with her new husband, had made their home with her
mother.       Another son - William Lamb aged 29 years also lived at home
with his mother.

Lance Corporal Charles Lamb came home on leave from the front at 11.0 pm on
Saturday 26th October - his mother was already nursing both William and
Beatrice.     On Sunday morning Lance Corporal Lamb was taken ill and taken
to the Military Hospital at Harpurhey suffering from Influenza - pneumonia
supervened and he died on the 6th November.     His brother, William had
died the day before - on the 05/11/1918, aged 29 and his sister Beatrice
died 08/11/1918, aged 24.   Another brother - Percy Lamb died on the 1st
April 1919, aged: 20.   Sarah Lamb had lost three sons and a daughter
within three months.

Two other sons were in the Army - Private James Lamb (actually James Robert
Lamb b.1891) of 11 Egerton Terrace, Altrincham enlisted into the 5th
Battalion, Cheshire Rgt on the 26th August 1908.  The 1918 newspaper stated
that he was serving in the Air Service???   Private John Lamb (b.1897) of
34 Charter Road, Altrincham, enlisted at Bury into the 18th Battalion,
Lancashire Fusiliers on the 25th January 1915.  He ended the War serving in
the 193rd Labour Company, Labour Corps.

His mother, Sarah Ann died 21/05/1921 aged 50 years and his brother - James
Robert died 13/05/1949.

Memorials found on:
St. John's (Altrincham)
St. Margaret's (Dunham Massey)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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