World War 1

Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1

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John Mounsey Lambert

John Mounsey



Service Number:


Northumberland Fusiliers, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion attached to the 1st Battalion



Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

Service History:
Lambert joined the Northumberland Militia (which later became the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion) in 1903. He became a Lieutenant on 1 November 1906.

Lambert rejoined the Army at the start of the war in 1914 & was part of the British Expeditionary Force. He was promoted to Captain on 29 August 1914, & left for France the following day, attached to the Northumberland Fusiliers' 1st Battalion.

He was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle on 27 October 1914, & is buried near where he fell.
(Source: 'The Bond of Sacrifice'; Volume 1, August to December 1914; Page 219)

Born on 21 December 1883 at Breamish House, the only son of Major-General George Craster Lambert, late Colonel 101st Bengal (now Munster) Fusiliers, & Isabella (née Browne; born at Alnwick in 1849, daughter of Major Alexander Browne of Doxford Hall, Chathill).

Educated at Mr. MoorÂ’s School, Alnmouth & Wellington College.

In 1911 Lambert was living at Wentbridge Lodge, near Pontefract, with two domestic servants. He worked as a Land Agent to Mr. Hope Barton, of Stapleton, Yorkshire. He was a keen sportsman & a very good shot – he won the Officers’ Regimental Cup several times. He was a regular follower of the Badsworth Hounds. He was unmarried.

Lambert had three older sisters: Helena (b.1878); Mary (b.1880); & Livinia (Lavinia; b. 1882); & one younger sister, Dulcie (b.1886). Their father, a career soldier, was born at Alnwick in 1826. He died in 1898, aged 72.

In 1891 Lambert's parents were living at Breamish Hall, Powburn, Northumberland, with their four daughters. In 1901 Isabella, now widowed, lived at Bolton Hall, Alnwick with her daughters. She was still there in 1911, aged 62, with her youngest daughter, Dulcie.
(Source: 'The Bond of Sacrifice'; Volume 1, August to December 1914; Page 219)

Local Memorial:
Bolton, Memorial Plaque in Bolton Chapel 'Alnwick & County Gazette', 14 November 1914