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LAMB, Joseph


Gunner 1611

4th Division Trench Mortar Battery, Australian Field Artillery.

Outtrim, Victoria

His father William Lamb and mother Hannah Lamb of Dollar also given as Stony Creek, Victoria.

Black Boy Hill, Western Australia 28/7/1915

Age 19 years 1 month, blue eyes and brown hair.



He was wounded in action on 31/1/1917 and died the next day.

He was buried in Bernfray Wood Cemetery Montauban France

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


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