Joseph Lamb

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.

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   Miner

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. 

Military History

  • 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

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