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Lenton Nottingham
Frank Muller was the son of John Lamb and Mary Haddleton Lamb (née Silverwood). His father John was born in Swivenham, Berkshire, in about 1859 and his mother Mary Haddleton was born in Leicester also in 1859. They were married in 1885 (reg. Nottingham) and had six children one of whom died in infancy: Bernard John b. West Bridgford 1886, Arthur Thomas W. b. West Bridgford 1887 d. 1889, Frederick Wrightson b. West Bridgford 1890, Alexander Silverwood b. Nottingham 1894, Gwendoline Mary b. Nottingham 1897 and Frank Muller b. Nottingham 1898. In 1891 John Lamb (32) a civil engineer, and his wife Mary (31) were living on Henry Road, West Bridgford, with their two surviving sons Bernard (4) and Frederick (under one year). Their second son, Arthur, had died two years earlier in 1889. Also in the household was a general domestic servant. By 1901 the family was living at 19 Arundel Street, Radford, Nottingham: John, an architect and civil engineer, Mary, Frederick (10), Alexander (6), Gwendoline (4) and Frank (3). The eldest son, Bernard, was a boarder at the Bedford County School, Kempston, Bedford. John employed one general domestic servant. John and Mary were living at 14 Ebury Road, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham, in 1911. Only Alexander, Gwendoline and Frank were in the home on the night of the census along with two general domestic servants. The second son Frederick, may have emigrated to Canada and later taken United States Citizenship. John and Mary were living at 13 Noel Street, Nottingham, when their son Frank was reported missing in March 1918. A report in the local paper of local casualties included Frank in the list of those missing and mentioned that his three brothers were also serving in the army. Frederick may have been serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force while there is a record of an Alexander S Lamb serving in the Royal Horse Guards/Guards Machine Gun Corps (1741 Trooper later 5637 Trooper). The three brothers survived the war. Frank's parents were living on Malvern Road, Nottingham, when the England and Wales Register was compiled in 1939; both were in their eighties.
Attended Waverley School, Nottingham
21 Mar 1918
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Lieutenant
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment Frank enlisted through the Inns of Court OTC (Private 4888). He was commissioned in the Sherwood Foresters in January 1916 and promoted lieutenant in July 1917. He served in Dublin where he was wounded during the Easter uprising in April 1916, and then in France where he was again wounded. Frank was reported missing on 21 March 1918 after the battalion was in action at Bullecourt, France, and later presumed killed on that date. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France (Bay 7).
Thanks to Mavis Paskulich for this identification. Nottingham Evening Post, 1 May 1916: ‘Sherwood Foresters’ Heavy Losses. Four Officers Killed, Fouteen Wounded. The latest official list of casualties issued from Dublin includes the names of a number of officers belonging to the Sherwood Foresters, who have laid down their lives or been wounded in action in Ireland during the past week … All the remaining wounded officers of the Sherwoods had only a comparatively brief association with the forces … Second Lieut FM Lamb [was commissioned] on January 9th of the present year.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 2 April 1918: ‘The Roll of Honour. Another Batch of Local Officers. Missing. Lieut. FM Lamb. Lieut F.M. Lamb, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Lamb, of 13, Noel-street, Nottingham is also missing. He is an old Waverley School boy. He joined the Inns of Court Rifles in July, 1915, received his commission in the Sherwood Foresters in January, 1916, and obtained his second star in July last. He was severely wounded in Dublin in April of that year [1916], and again in France in June. His three brothers are also in the army.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Lamb Frank Muller of 13 Noel-street Nottingham lieutenant HM Army died 21 March 1918 at Bullecourt France Administration (with Will) Nottingham 21 October to Gwendoline Mary Lamb spinster. Effects £49. 17s.
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  • Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Frank Muller Lamb - Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)