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Percy Overton Lambly


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy Overton AWMM
  • Surname
    Lambly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 62740 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM R.D., Kaitaia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs E.E. Lambie (mother), R.D., Kaitaia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 62740 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      10 May 1945 AWMM
      "During the attack on 2 August 1944 on Villa Da Baberina 2/Lt. Lambly's platoon was ordered to advance and secure the right flank of the company. This he did with skill and determination. During the advance his platoon was subjected to heavy mortar and shell fire resulting in his being seriously wounded. When ordered by his Company Commander to report to the Regimental Aid Post he refused, and although suffering intense pain, continued to lead the attack, displaying courage and leadership of the highest order. This officer was himself first on the objective, personally annihilating one anti tank gun. After reporting success he lost consciousness. 2/Lt. Lambly's grim determination and gallantry was instrumental in enabling the rest of his company in securing their objective. At all times he showed devotion to duty of the highest order. (London Gazette 10/5/1945 (I)) The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Lambly, Percy Overton. (Ref. WO 373/11/595). Military Cross. " AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    8 September 1955 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kaitaia Public Cemetery Kaitaia New Zealand AWMM RSA Section, Plot 17 AWMM
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