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Lot 2066    SESSION 8 (2.30PM WEDNESDAY 29TH MARCH)    Orders, Decorations & Medals - Australian Groups

Estimate $3,000

TRIO TO KIA AT GALLIPOLI LANDING: 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19. 821 Pte H.Lambert. 6 Bn. A.I.F., note official correction to R in surname. All medals impressed. Extremely fine.

Harry Lambert, clerk, age 29, born at Bath, Somersetshire, England; Enl.17Aug1914 at Melbourne, Vic, with previous service of 2 years with Transvaal Light Infantry and 3 months with Vol Natal Rangers, Africa; Emb.19Oct1914; Reported missing 25Apr1915 at Gallipoli and after Court of Inquiry as KIA; commemorated at Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey; Next-of-kin, Mrs Anne Lambert (mother), Bath, England.

Similar to the 7 Bn, the 6 Bn was one of the first units raised in Australia within the first few weeks after Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914. The battalion was in the second wave at the Gallipoli landing on 25 April 1915. In one action on that disastrous and poorly planned day, a heroic handful of 6 Bn who were occupying an advanced position on the eastern slopes of Pine Ridge were overwhelmed.

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