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Alexander Lamb

Photo of 65743 Gnr A Lamb, 7th NZ A/Tank.
Killed in action 22nd July 1942 at El Mreir where 6th Brigade, 2NZEF was involved in an action with a German Panzer Division that was well supported by infantry divisions and was subsequently overrun.

65743 Gnr A Lamb

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Lamb AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65743 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
    Unknown AWMM Roxburgh, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Lamb (mother), Roxburgh, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65743 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alexander Lamb was the son of James and Mary Martha Lamb, of Roxburgh, Otago, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    33 Public - Mark Alexander - Other Relative - 16 April 2015 - Attestation papers
  • Place of death
    El Mreir Depression Public - Mark Alexander - Other Relative - 16 April 2015 - Family records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XXVIII. G. 25. AWMM
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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
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Murphy, W. (1966). p.762 AWMM

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16 April 2015Mark AlexanderNZOther Relative

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