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Henry Colton Arundel Lambert

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Portrait of Captain Henry Colton Arundel Lambert. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 755-ALBUM-79-6-4. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Captain Henry Colton Arundel Lambert. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 755-ALBUM- …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Colton Arundel AWMM
  • Surname
    Lambert AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Harry AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 29357 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 June 1914 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 C/o Blind Institute, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs I.M. Lambert (wife), 62 Kelmarna Avenue, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 29357 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    6 April 1944 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Lambert, Henry Colton Arundel. (Ref. WO 373/5/428). During the attack on Fonte Grande on 24 December 1943 Capt. Lambert commanded his anti-tank platoon with conspicuous initiative and energy. Under intense shell and mortar fire he brought the guns of one troop into position close to the infantry forward defended localities and with complete disregard of personal safety he supervised the siting of each gun in turn. Capt. Lambert proceeded then to reconnoitre positions for his second troop, without whose assistance the infantry position would not have been secured, and during the whole of this time he was the target of enemy shelling and machine-gun fire. Owing to the state of the ground, each gun had to be manhandled separately into position, one of guns being put out of action by enemy fire during the process. Capt. Lambert's courage, resourcefulness and initiative not only safeguarded the infantry positions but was a source of encouragement both to his own platoon and to the neighbouring infantry company. He undoubtedly contributed largely to the success of the attack. (L.G. 6/4/1944 (I)) The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Lambert, Henry Colton Arundel. (Ref. WO 373/5/428). Military Cross. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Clerk AWMM
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  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Headmaster of Glendowie Primary school after the war.

    Justice of the Peace.

    Maj H. C. A. Lambert, MC; Auckland; born NZ 14 Jun 1914; clerk; wounded 28 May 1944. (Source: Cody, J.F. 28 Maori Battalion. p.297.) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 April 1998 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 120 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.186, 257, 297, 318, 381, 407. AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.264. AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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