Name Joseph Lamb
Number Gunner 1611
Battalion 4th Division Trench Mortar Battery, Australian Field Artillery.
Place of Birth Outtrim
Next of Kin His father William Lamb and mother Hannah Lamb of Dollar also given as Stony Creek.
Date and place of enlistment Black Boy Hill Western Australia 28/7/1915
Physical details on enlistment Age 19 years 1 month, blue eyes and brown hair.
Date and place of death
He was wounded in action on 31/1/1917 and died the next day.
Location of grave or memorial
He was buried in Bernfray Wood Cemetery Montauban France
Relationship to Woorayl Shire
He was associated with Dollar. His half brother John Sparks was also killed during the war.
- He was the half brother of John Sparks
- He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
- 28/7/15 He enlisted in Blackboy Hill Western Australia
- 29/11/15 He embarked Fremantle on HMAT Mongolia
- He started in the 12th reinforcement 10th light horse
- 4/11/15 He transferred
- 6/3/16 He transferred to the artillery at Heliopolis
- 6/6/16 He embarked Alexandria
- 13/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
- 9/7/16 He was appointed driver in the field (4th Division Trench Mortar Battery Australian Field Artillery).
- 17/8/16 He reverted to the rank of Gunner at his own request and transferred to the trench battery
- 7/10/16 returning to trench mortars
- 31/1/17 He was wounded in action and died the next day at the 12th Australian field ambulance.
- His effects were photos, letters, pocket book, knife, wallet, badges, comb, metal wristwatch and strap, match box holder
- William Lamb was given a pension
- William Lamb of Dollar was the stepfather of Cpl. J Sparks note that Mrs. Lamb is J Sparks ‘s mother