- Surnames starting with the letter L. 

Ernest Lamb

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:04th Bn [1]*
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Scots Fusiliers
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Vis-En-Artois Memorial
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born on the 10th October 1885, the birth being registered during the birth
being registered during the December quarter 1885 in the Chorlton R.D. -
ref: 8c/842, the son of John Anson & Sarah Ann Lamb.  Baptised at St.
Michael's P.C. Hulme, Manchester on the 1st November 1885.

1891 Census - 159 Great Jackson Street, Hulme, Manchester.  Son - aged: 5 -
born: Manchester.    Head of household - John A. Lamb - Married - aged: 29
- occ: Tailor - born: Manchester.  Also Sarah A. Lamb - Wife - aged:31 -
born: Ashton upon Mersey.   Plus 3 younger sisters, the two youngest being

His father - John Anson Lamb died in 1892, aged: 30.   His mother - Sarah
Ann Lamb died in 1900, aged: 43.

1901 Census - 28 Cross Street, Sale.   Relative - aged: 15 - occ: Coal
Office Boy - born: Hulme, Manchester.   Residing with his uncle - James &
Sarah A. Smith.

1911 Census - 8 Dalton Street, Sale.   Nephew - aged: 25 - occ: Labourer -
born: Hulme, Manchester.   Still residing with his uncle - James & Sarah A.

Member of the Old Order of Rechabites and of Ashton on Mersey
Congregational Church.

SDGW lists him as a Private.    Attd 155th Bde Light Trench Mortar Bty.

Enlisted September 1914 and drafted to the front in the Autumn of 1915,
just in time for the Battle of Loos. - Badly Wounded (Gassed) in May 1916
and spent 10 months in hospital in Scotland.   Subsequently torpedoed
whilst on the S.S. "Arcadian" en route from Salonika to Palestine 1917,
carrying 1,335 troops and crew.  Shortly after completing a life-boat
drill, 28 miles north-east of the Island of Milos she was hit by a single
torpedo from a German submarine and sank within 6 minutes with the loss of
279 lives.

In April 1918, he left Alexandria for France and found himself in the front
line near to Vimy from May to the 23rd July 1918 when they moved closer to
Arras attached to a Trench Mortar Battery.  Killed when he was struck by a
shell whilst carrying his trench mortar forward.

Spent 12 months in "another theatre" (censored) eventually being struck by
a shell whilst carrying forward his Trench Mortar and killed instantly.

His sister - Mrs. F. Gledhill, 15 Church Lane, Ashton on Mersey.

Death reported in the 11/10/1918 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Commemorated on the family gravestone in Sale Cemetery - J.460.

CWGC - Son of the late John A. & Sarah A. Lamb.  Enlisted in September
1914, wounded (Gas)  May 1916.  Torpedoed on the S.S. Arcadian en-route to
Palestine 1917.

Memorials found on:
St. Martin's (Ashton on Mersey)St. Martin's Window (Ashton on Mersey)
Aston on Mersey United Reformed
Sale Wesleyan
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