CFHS code : HS124

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH BRADSHAW beloved wife of KING LAMBERT d March 24 1912 age 53 also our NELLIE daughter of the above d Oct 30 1916 aged 15 also NOEL KING son of the above killed at Fampoux France while serving with the 10th Field Ambulance April 13 1917 age 24 also KING LAMBERT husband of the above d Oct 19 1932 age 77

Monument : Headstone (fallen and broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202267 0.13840617 – click here for location

Lambert grave
Lambert headstone


This headstone in the parish area of Holy Sepulchre (the Round Church), lies beside and to the east of the eastern path a little way south of the cross-path from the east to the centre circle.


‘In loving memory of Elizabeth Bradshaw beloved wife of King Lambert
called home March 24 1912 aged 53 years’
“She was precious”

‘Also our Nellie daughter of the above
fell asleep Oct 30 1916 aged 15’
“Surely I come quickly”

‘Also Noel King son of the above killed at Fampoux, France
while serving with the 10th Field Ambulance April 13 1917 aged 24 years’
“He gave his life for others”

‘Also King Lambert husband of above called home Oct 19 1932 age 77

Noel King Lambert (1892–1917)WW1 soldier- see also Life Story page

Noel was born in 1892 in Cambridge. He was the eldest of the five children of King Richard Lambert and Elizabeth Bradshaw Lambert (née Des Forges). He was also the elder brother of Ellen Lizzie Lambert. Prior to the War Noel worked as an ironmonger’s assistant. He enlisted as Private (72802) in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 30 October 1915 at Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk.

King Richard Lambert (1854–1932)

King was born in 1854 in Feltwell, Norfolk. He was one of at least two children born to Daniel Lambert and Ellen Lambert (née Spencer). Both his father and his paternal grandfather were farmers. However, his grandfather farmed 70 acres whereas his father farmed only 28 acres. King’s mother was a dress maker. King initially assisted his father on the farm at The Hill, Feltwell. King married Rosa Alberta Holland in 1881 in Wangford, Suffolk with whom he had a son. Sadly, Rosa died in 1888.

King remarried to Elizabeth Bradshaw Des Forges in 1891 in Loddon, Norfolk. By the time of his second marriage King had become an Evangelist preacher for the Evangelisation Society, London. King and Elizabeth had five children including Noel King Lambert and Ellen Lizzie Lambert. At some point the family moved from Norfolk to 145 Gwydir Street, Cambridge. After his second wife died King married for a third time. His last wife was Iley Des Forges, whom he married in 1915 in Cambridge. Iley was the older sister of his second wife, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Bradshaw Lambert (née Des Forges) (1857–1912)

Elizabeth was born in 1857 in Feltwell, Norfolk. She was one of at least ten children born to Samuel Rowell Des Forges and Susanna Des Forges (née Bradshaw). Her father was a farmer, the same work as that of her father-in-law. Elizabeth died on 24 March 1912 in Cambridge.

Ellen Lizzie Lambert (1900–1916)

Ellen was born in 1900 in Cambridge. She was known as Nellie. Nellie was the youngest of the five children of King Richard Lambert and Elizabeth Bradshaw Lambert (née Des Forges). She was also the younger sister of Noel King Lambert. Nellie died on 30 October 1916 in Cambridge.

NB This grave was located and recorded by the Sixth-formers of the Parkside Federation, Cambridge on 14 November 2012.
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914–1920
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754–1921
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919
Web: International, Find a Grave Index

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Elizabeth Bradshaw Lambert; Ellen Lizzie (Nellie) Lambert; King Richard Lambert; Noel King Lambert