Noel King Lambert (1892–1917) served as Private (72802) in the 10th Field Ambulance, which was part of the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was killed in action on 13 April 1917 at Fampoux (in the Pas-de-Calais area of northern France). The 10th Field Ambulance served at the First Battle of the Scarpe, which was a phase of the Battle of Arras on the Western Front, between 9 April and 14 April 1917.
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. He served in the 10th Field Ambulance. He was 22 years and 10 months old and his address at the time was 20 Kingston Street, Cambridge. He was killed in action on 13 April 1917 at Fampoux (in the Pas-de-Calais area of northern France) during the First Battle of Scarpe, which was a phase of the Battle of Arras on the Western Front. Noel was entitled to the Victory medal and British War medal.
Details of the circumstances of his death were given in the press:
[Pte. Noel King Lambert (R.A.M.C.) of 145 Gwydir Street, Cambridge, was killed on April 13th while bringing in a wounded man under heavy fire. He was one of a rescue party of four, and he and another of the party, as well as the wounded man, were killed instantaneously. Pte. Lambert, who was in his 25th year, enlisted in October 1915, and after a course in England, he went to France in September of last year. He had previously been a member of the Cambs. 7 V.A.D. Before enlisting he was employed by Messrs. Barrett and Sons. (Cambridge Independent Press, 11 May 1917)
Lat Lon : 52.202267 0.13840617 – click here for location
Parish : Holy Sepulchre
NB This grave was located and recorded by the Sixth-formers of the Parkside Federation, Cambridge on 14 November 2012.
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By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent