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Donald Trevor Lamb

Marlborough War Memorial Second World War Fountain - Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin

Marlborough War Memorial Second World War Fountain - Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Trevor AWMM
  • Surname
    Lamb AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ41540 AWMM
    • WWII 41540 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ41540 AWMM
    • WWII 41540 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Wentworth and Louisa Francis Lamb (nee Rush) of Spring Creek, Malborough AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands AWMM Plot C Row 9 Grave 246 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Marlborough War Memorial, Second World War Panel AWMM

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  • Don Lamb was part of my father's (Graham Burgess 1920-2017) Bomber crew. My father was too unwell to fly (pleurisy) so they found a replacement pilot. Their plane was shot down over Holland and all the crew were killed. My Dad was waiting at base for them to return-they never did.
    Donald had an cousin who lived on the Island of Sark -Sylvia Lamb. Sylvia moved to London and lived out the war residing in Brown's hotel. Sylvia was incredibly kind to so many of the servicemen and my father remembered her fondly. Sylvia had given the crew a silver flask which she had inscribed with their names (using a diamond ring). Years after the plane crash, a farmer in Holland found the flask in his field. It was returned to Dad as the only name on the flask who had survived.
    Public - Angela - 31 August 2018

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2649335
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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31 August 2018AngelaAuckland New ZealandOther
11 February 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher
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