|Clifton Rugby Football Club History||
At the moment this person is unknown. Who ever it was joined Clifton in 1912-13
941 CWGC Records. Checked all commissioned officers, all Gloucester Regiment, all Somerset L.I., All Royal Engineers, all RFC/RAF, all RAMC, all Navy, all Guards, all W. Lamberts.
(a) Ltnt William Fairlie Lambert. Attached 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) K.I.A. 22/03/1916
(b) Colonel Walter Lambert. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Born 1.8.1859 India, the son of Walter R. Lambert (Born Roscommon, Ireland, Lt. Col Bombay Staff Corps) and Elizabeth J. Lambert. He had a brother Douglas R. Lambert. Clifton College 1870-1877. The family fit the profile. Westbury-on-Trym, servants. 1891 Census a boarder at Woolwich. 1901 Census he was married to Alice. Died 20/12/1914.
(c) William Henry Lambert RAF Died 25/11/1918
(d) Temp. 2nd Ltnt. William Lambert. 18th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Died of Wounds 02/06/1916
(e) Private F. Lambert. 'C' Company. 12th Battalion Gloucesters 'Bristol's Own. Died Aged 20. 04/09/1916. Son of Albert Edward & Elizabeth Jane Lambert of 4, Gloucester Terrace, Hotwells, Bristol.
(f) Major Francis Courtnay Lambert. RAMC. K.I.A. 29/03/1916 aged 37. Son of Ltnt-Colonel Walter M. Lambert DSO (RM) & Frances Courtnay Lambert. Husband of Norah Druitt (formerly Lambert)
(g) Guardsman L.A. Lambert Grenadier Guards. Died 20/04/1919 Buried Bristol (Ridgeway Park) Cemetery.
Of the above none appear to be better qualified than Colonel Walter Lambert, given Clifton College and Westbury on Trymm connections, but am troubled about him being 53 years old joining the Rugby Club for the first time whilst living in London.
Another possible that survived the war isWilliam Henry Lambert, 1st Gloucesters. Born 1896 Runcorn
William Henry Lambert son of William, a Railway Station Master, and Alice. He had a brother Erie L. Lambert and a sister Alice L. Lambert. They were living at 13 Princes Avenue, Chester.
He was badly wounded on 15th September 1918 during the Allied Advance to Victory. The recording of this event in the Gloucester Regimental War Diary could have misled anyone reading it into believing that Lambert had been killed:
"The enemy snipers were particularly annoying throughout the day and caused many casualties in the Battalion. When darkness had fallen the Gloucesters (as a result of the day's operations) had lost Lieutenant E. Richardson, 2nd Lieutenant W H Lambert and Lieutenant G E Birkett RAMC wounded, 13 other ranks killed, and 47 wounded."
05/08/1917 Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Gloucester Regiment
Attested Artists Rifles 07.12.1915
Army Reserve 07.12.1915
Applied Temp. Commission 05.08.1917
Completed Service 01.09.1921
Influenza 19.12.1918 Mandeveldt
Home address 'Primrose', 13, North Villa Road, Hereford
1st Gloucesters 5th Battalion Shropshire (Royal Shropshire Light Infantry)
Released from Service 06.03.1919
During April-June 1919 a William H. Lambert married a Helen E. Rudman in Bristol. She was born abt. 1884 in Bristol. In the 1901 census she was staying at Batchley Farm, Bishop Grendon, Herefordshire.