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  • Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
Person Details
Nottingham
John Thomas Lamb married Hilda G Widdowson in 1916 (reg. J/F/M Nottingham). Hilda had a daughter, Gladys Winifred Widdowson, b 1914 (reg. J/A/S Nottingham). According to a notice of John's death in the local paper in 1916, the family lived at 7 Oldknow Street, Nottingham. Hilda married Thomas S Meakin in 1919 and had a second family. She died in 1939.
27 Jul 1916
799060 - CWGC Website
R/9723
Enlisted Nottingham
Rifleman
1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps John Thomas Lamb was killed in action on 27 July 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B).
Note: notices in the local paper gave his name as 'W Lamb' but other details match civil and military records for John Thomas Lamb. Nottingham Evening Post, ’Roll of Honour’, 14 August 1916: ‘Lamb. Killed in action, July 27th, Rifleman W (sic) Lamb, the loving husband of HG Lamb. Too far away thy grave to see, but not too far to think of thee.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 19 August 1916, photograph with caption: ‘Rifleman W (sic) Lamb KRR, 7 Oldknow St. Nottingham, killed in action July 27th, aged 25.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) WW1 Pension Ledgers Index Cards: widow Hilda Gladis (sic) Lamb and child Gladys Winifred Widdowson, residence Nottingham Registers of Soldiers' Effects: widow/sole legatee Hilda Lamb later Meakin.
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  • Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    John Thomas Lamb - Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
  • Photograph published in the Nottingham Evening Post, 19 August 1916. (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
    John Thomas Lamb - Photograph published in the Nottingham Evening Post, 19 August 1916. (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)