Commemorated:

1. Memorial:Ypres (Menin Gate) MemorialPanels 19-22 Flanders
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918
    

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Family :

Son of Henry John and Emily Lambert of 33 Greek Street, Stockport he was born at Stockport

Military :

Campaigns:

Unit :1/6 Cheshire Regiment 
Attached : 
Action :The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele) 

Enlisted Stockport

Detail :

LAMBERT, George Henry, Private, 1/6 Cheshire Regiment 268221 Private LAMBERT George Henry, Cheshire Regiment ?D? Company, 1/6th Battalion The son of Henry John and Emily Lambert of 33 Greek Street, Stockport he was born at Stockport. He enlisted at Stockport with the Regimental Number of 5227. He was in the Battalion?s Lewis Gun Section and was killed in action on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres on the 31st July 1917 aged 23. He is Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium Panels 19-22. He served in 13th Platoon, ?D? Company, 1/6th Battalion Cheshire Regiment George's parents, Henry John and Emily, were living at 28 Booth Street, Stockport, in 1917 and, later, moved to 33 Greek street. His original service number, 5227, confirms he was not an early volunteer and may well have been conscripted at sometime from 1916 onwards. At some point, he had a second number, 15421, suggesting he had a period away from the Battalion, perhaps with another unit or a period of illness. However, by 1917 he had returned to duty with the loca l1/6th Battalion and, on 31 July, was killed in the attack on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres. He was in the Battalion's Lewis Gun Section. The section would have gone forward with their light machine guns to support the infantry advance. George was reported as missing after the attack. A few weeks later, the Stockport Express, in its edition of 20 September published the following plea from his parents Will the friend of Private G H Lambert, D company, 6th Cheshires, kindly communicate with his parents, 28 Booth Street, Stockport, who are anxiously awaiting news of him. Officially reported missing since July 31 1917. Any other comrade having information will oblige by conveying same to H Lambert at above address. Just before Christmas, on 22 December, the Express published another plea. Missing since July 31st 1917, Private George Henry Lambert, Lewis Gun Section, 13th Platoon, 6th Cheshire Regiment. It has been rumoured that he is a prisoner of war in Germany. News is anxiously awaited by his parents. Will anyone having knowledge of the facts kindly write to his parents....... Mr and Mrs Lambert never received any good news. George's body was never found and identified. He is commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing at Ieper (then Ypres). Sources; http://www.stockport1914-1918.co.uk/soldier.php?name_id=1554


31 July - 10 November 1917. By the summer of 1917 the British Army was able for the first time to fight on its chosen ground on its terms. Having secured the southern ridges of Ypres at Messines in June, the main attack started on 31st July 1917 accompanied by what seemed like incessant heavy rain, which coupled with the artillery barrages conspired to turn much of the battlefield into a bog. Initial failure prompted changes in the high command and a strategy evolved to take the ring of ridges running across the Ypres salient in a series of 'bite and hold' operations, finally culminating in the capture of the most easterly ridge on which sat the infamous village of Passchendaele. The Official History carries the footnote ?The clerk power to investigate the exact losses was not available? but estimates of British casualties range from the official figure of 244,000 to almost 400,000. Within five months the Germans pushed the British back to the starting line, which was where they had been since May 1915.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Edward VII No. 3148 E.C.Cheshire

Initiated
Passed
Raised
24th May 1916
28th June 1916
6th September 1916
 

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