|1. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.128|
|2. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||18A GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Lambton was a member of the well known Pembrokeshire family, born 5 February 1877, the son of Lieutenant Colonel Francis William Lambton, of Brownslad, Pembrokeshire, late Scots Guards, and Lady Alexandrina Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of John Frederick Campbell, second Earl of Cawdor.
Two of his brothers were killed in the South African War.
Education & Career :
Lambton went to Wellington in 1890, and was in the Orange. He was made a School Prefect in 1894.
He went from Wellington to the RIEC (known as Cooper's Hill) between 1895-1898 and earned an Associate's Diploma.
He went to Egypt and joined the Irrigation Dept of the Public Works Department in Cairo and at the outbreak of the War was director of Irrigation at Assiut.
For his services in the Public Works he was awarded the Order of the Osmanieh, which he was permitted to wear by King Edward.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Pembrokeshire Yeomanry|
|Action : Natural Causes|
Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.
A piece of his history is recorded in the book 'Welsh Yeomanry at War: A History of the 24th Pembroke and Glamorgan Yeomary By Steven John'
"On 20 March 1916 the South Wales Mounted Brigade became part of the 4th Dismounted Brigade and was attached to the banks of the Nile, it moved to the Wadi El Natrun, west of the Nile Delta, and was tasked with guarding the coastal strip, the gateway to Alexandria and to the Nile Delta, an area known as the Baharia front. The role of these newly arrived troops was a simple peace keeping one for the time being, and as garrison troops on the Suez Canal Defences.
The loss of the first officer of the Pembroke Yeomanry on active service occurred on 28 March 1916, when Captain Edward Lambton, a member of a well known Pembrokeshire family, died in hospital in Cairo. He was born 5 February 1877, the son of Lieutenant Colonel Francis William Lambton, of Brownslad, Pembrokeshire, late Scots Guards, and Lady Alexandrina Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of John Frederick Campbell, second Earl of Cawdor. He was educated at Wellington College and Cooper's Hill, prior to taking up a post as Director of Public Works for the Egyptian government in Cairo. Edward trained with an Egyptian cavalry regiment prior to the war. He returned to England, where he became a captain with the Pembroke Yeomanry. Two of his elder brothers were killed in South Africa during the Boer War."
A commemorative plaque is placed at St Michael and All Angels Church, Castlemartin, South Pembrokeshire:
"TO THE GLORY OF GOD/
AND IN MEMORY OF/
CAPTAIN EDWARD LAMBTON/
5TH SON OF/
LT COLONEL AND LADY VICTORIA LAMBTON/
WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE IN EGYPT/
MARCH 27TH 1916/
ERECTED BY PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS"
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Grecia No. 1105 E.C.||London|
|Joined :||Castlemartin No. 1748 E.C.||West Wales|
|Joined :||Delta No. 3060 E.C.||Unknown|
|Joined :||Star in the East No. 1355 E.C.||Egypt|
|Joined :||Anglo-Colonial No. 3175 E.C.||London|
2nd May 1899
6th June 1899
3rd October 1899
Prolific Freemason, initiated into Grecia Lodge, aged 22 in 1899. He was listed as "PWD" at Cairo (Public Works Department).
Joined Castlemartin Lodge No. 1748 on 6th May 1901, recorded as Civil Engineer.
Founder and joining member of Delta Lodge No. 3060 at its consecration 31st December, 1904; Resigned 19th December, 1908.
Joined the Anglo Colonial Lodge No. 3175 25th February, 1907.
Joined Star in the East Lodge No. 1355 on 13th March, 1908. Past Master,
Past District Grand Warden
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley
Researcher : Tom Hawley