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Albert Ernest Lambourn



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  • Forenames
    Albert Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Lambourn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    22980 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 May 1906 AWMM Australia AWMM
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  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.I. Lambourne (wife), Petone, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      DSO citation: "At Minqar Qaim on 27 June 1942 Maj Lambourn was ordered to take his battery outside the Division defensive area for the purpose of harassing the flank of the enemy who were passing to the north. He very quickly deployed his battery and in a short time was bringing effective fire to bear on the enemy. As the action proceeded a number of German tanks engaged the battery and attempted an outflanking movement. Major Lambourn very skilfully leapfrogged a troop back to a rear position from which the forward troop was covered by fire and eventually withdrawn. By skilful handling Major Lambourn succeeded in extricating the whole Battery without loss and inflicted the loss of three tanks with three others damaged on the Germans. AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star AWMM
    • Italy Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • Efficiency Decoration and 2 bars (ED**) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW2 Clerk AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Lambourn was made Officer Commanding (OC) of 30 Battery upon enlistment with 2 NZEF

    In Sept 1942, he became second-in-command (2 i/c) of 6 Field Regiment

    He was promoted to Lt Colonel and made Commanding Officer (CO) of 32 (Training) Regiment in 1943

    He was then made OC of 7 Anti-Tank Regiment in March 1944

    Returned to New Zealand on 21 January 1945 and transferred to 2 Field Regiment as a Major

    Became CO of Artillery Training Department on 19 February 1945

    Transferred to Reserve of Officers on 29 October 1945

    Lambourn retired on 7 May 1961 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1 August 1982 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
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  • In remembrance of my greatly loved Grandfather, a strong and heroic man.
    Public - Ainslie Jean - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017



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25 April 2017Ainslie JeanParaparaumu Direct descendant

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