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Roy Wilson Lambert

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roy Wilson AWMM
  • Surname
    Lambert AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/149 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 William Lambert (father), Leamington Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/149 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' 1" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      174 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr William Lambert and Elizabeth Lambert, of Auckland.

    'Raced into the firing line. Our fellows had no trench, just an old and shallow water course and we were out-numbered five to one. It was death to put your head up to fire. machine guns and trenches about 200 yards in front. Poor old Roy Lambert tried but was killed instantly - hit in three places. I had just been joking saying that he would go into a charge as if he was scoring a try. Lieutenant Richardson was mortally wounded on my right and little O'Meara of our section was shot in the knee on my left.' (from 'War Diary of Pte F. E. McKenzie 12/190' -copy in Auckland War Memorial Library MS 96/13)

    The National Army Museum holds a scrapbook collated in the memory of Sergeant R. W. Lambert, it contains numerous newspaper clippings relating to his death and efforts as a rugby player and tribute poems from friends and family (National Army Museum 1999.100).

    Roy Lambert is commemorated on the bell Chunuk Bair, given by his sisters and brothers for the National War Memorial Carillon, Wellington.

    Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    Promoted sergeant, 14 April 1915.
    His death was incorrectly recorded as killed in action, Gallipoli, 18 May 1915. However it was later amended to 25 April 1915.

    Parents: Mr & Mrs William Lambert, Auckland AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1915. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • National War Memorial Carillon, 41 Buckle Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial gates, Mt Eden Normal Primary School,Valley Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • St David's Church, 68 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • my great great great uncle Roy Wilson lambert was in the world war on and fought at Gallipoli were he died by getting shot 3 times by running into a fire line
    Public - sophie - Other relative - 29 June 2020



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  • External links
  • References
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 402 AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (1990). Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story (Rev. ed.). Auckland, N.Z.: Sceptre. AWMM
      p. 131. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      1915, Second term. p.13 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary:1915. AWMM
    • McKenzie, Frank Ezekiel. War diary, 1915 - 1917. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-96-13. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • St David's Presbyterian War Memorial Church, Khyber Pass Auckland Public - Helen - Researcher - 22 April 2015 - The Story Of St David's Presbyterian Church by W. M Ryburn


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13 September 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
29 June 2020sophiehamiltonOther relative
04 May 2016MurraywellingtonOther relative
22 April 2015Helen Auckland New ZealandResearcher

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