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  • Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery.
Person Details
Radford Nottingham
Albert Lamb was the son of Walter and Catherine Lamb (née Fryer). His father Walter was born in Radford in 1858 the son of Joseph and Emma Lamb. His mother Catherine was born in East Bridgford, Nottionghamshire, in 1855. Walter and Catherine were married at Radford St Peter on 13 August 1881 and they had at least five children, one of whom died in infancy. All the children were born in Radford and baptised at Radford St Peter: George Leonard b. 1882 bap. 8 October 1882; Albert b. 1883 (reg. O/N/D) bap. (Albert James) 13 January 1884; Gertrude b. 1885 bap. 13 September 1885 d. 1886; Beatrice b. 1887 bap. 19 July 1887 and Carrie b. 1889 bap. 6 February 1889. Walter and Catherine were living at 12 Ossington Street, Radford, when their first two children were baptised but by 1885 when Gertrude was born they were living at 18 Forster Grove. They were still at the same address two years later when Beatrice was baptised. However, in 1891 Walter, a lace maker, and Catherine were living at 120 Garfield Road, Radford, with their four surviving children George (8), Albert (7), Beatrice (4) and Carrie (2). Catherine died in November 1898 aged 43 and in 1901 the widowed Walter and their children George, a stockbroker's clerk, Albert, a watch maker, and Beatrice and Carrie, who were both lace menders, were living at 100 Hartley Road, Radford. Walter married secondly Fanny Forman in 1903. The eldest son, George Leonard, died at 49 Rothesay Avenue, Lenton Sands, Nottingham, the home of his maternal aunt, Dorothy Fryer, on 10 January 1905. He had made a Will and probate was awarded to his aunt. Albert married Kate Cree the same year (reg. 1905 Nottingham). There is no record of any children of the marriage. Kate was born in Mansfield in 1879, the daughter of John Butler Cree and his wife Eliza. Kate was living with her widowed father and three of her brothers on Trafalgar Street, Radford, in 1901; her occupation was given as housekeeper. In 1911 Albert was recorded as a visitor in the home of his father and stepmother at 16 Lonsdale Road, Radford. His wife Kate was visiting her father and stepmother, John and Sarah Ann Cree, at 7 Boden Street, Radford. Albert's sisters Beatrice, a lace mender, and Carrie, a blouse machinist, were living with their aunt Dorothy Fryer at 49 Rothesay Avenue in 1911. Dorothy and her two nieces were recorded on the passenger list of the SS St Louis which departed Liverpool for New York on 5 October 1915. They have not yet been traced on UK records after this date. Kate Lamb was living at 29 Conway Street, Radford, at the time of her husband's death in 1917. She married secondly William Palmer in 1919 (O/N/D Nottingham) and the CWGC record gave their address as 83 Holborn Avenue, Sneinton Dale. There were probably no children of the marriage. However, Kate had been widowed by 1939 when she was recorded on the England & Wales Register living on Moore Road, Mapperley, Nottingham, with William Palmer (b. 1852) a cake confectioner, presumably her father-in-law, and Albert Cree (b. 1885) a commercial traveller, who was probably her brother. She died at Nottingham, aged 81, in 1959. Walter Lamb died at 16 Lonsdale Road on 12 March 1927. His wife Fanny died at Nottingham, aged 75, in 1938.
1901 - Albert Lamb was employed as a watch maker.
14 Dec 1917
290497 - CWGC Website
2/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Lamb was called up for service and following training was drafted to France. December 1917 is described in the regimental history as 'uneventful,' but this did not prevent casualties. Private Lamb died of wounds on 14 December 1917. He was buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, near Bapaume, France (grave ref. X.B.9). Albert qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC - History of Grevillers British Cemetery (extract): 'The village of Grevillers was occupied by Commonwealth troops on 14 March 1917 and in April and May, the 3rd, 29th and 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Stations were posted nearby. They began the cemetery and continued to use it until March 1918, when Grevillers was lost to the German during their great advance. On the following 24 August, the New Zealand Division recaptured Grevillers ... After the Armistice, 200 graves were brought in from the battlefields to the south of the village, 40 from an adjoining cemetery made during the German occupation, and some from the following cemeteries [listed].' (www.cwgc.org)
CWGC: 'Son of Walter Lamb, of Nottingham; husband of Kate Palmer (formerly Lamb), of 83, Holborn Avenue, Sneinton Dale, Nottingham.' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 11 January 1905: ‘Lamb. On the 10th inst. At his aunt’s residence, 49, Rothesay-avenue, Derby-road, George Leonard Lamb, aged 22 years.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 21 December 1917: ‘Lamb. Died of wounds in France, December 14th, 1917, Pte. Albert Lamb, Sherwood Foresters, aged 34, dearly beloved husband of Kate Lamb, 29, Conway-street. A noble life sacrificed. His sorrowing wife.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 21 December 1917: ‘Lamb. Died of wounds in France, December 14th, 1917, Pte. Albert Lamb, Sherwood Foresters, aged 34, dearly loved and only son of Walter, 16, Lonsdale-road, Radford. Duty nobly done.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 13 & 14 December 1918: ‘Lamb. In ever-loving memory of my dear husband, Pte, Albert Lamb (Sherwoods), late 29, Conway-street, who died of wounds in France December 14th 1917. There is a link death cannot sever, tender memories live for ever. Fondly remembered, sadly missed by his ever-loving wife Kitty.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 14 March 1927: ‘Lamb. On March 12th, at 16 Londsdale-road, Radford, Walter, beloved husband of Fanny Lamb. At rest.’ (www.britishnewsaperarhive.co.uk)
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  • Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery.
    Albert Lamb - Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery.