24 October 1918 : Pte John S Lamberton

John Lamberton was born Stewarton, Ayr, Scotland c. 1900

Stewarton in Scotland (cc OpenStreetMap)

Parents John and Jessie Lamberton.

John was a cabinet maker in the employ of Messrs W Mackenzie & Co prior to the war.

In January 1917, he was conscripted into the Army Service Corps, where he served under the number T/291090.

Assault on Passchendaele 12 October - 6 November: Canadian Pioneers laying tape through the mud for a road to Passchendaele © IWM CO 2253

John was sent to France in the summer of 1917 but soon transferred to the 11th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers with which he took part in the Third Battle of Ypres, also known as Passchendaele.

Twice wounded whilst with the 11th Battalion, John was killed in action near the Canal du Nord, shortly after returning to his unit following recovery from his second wounding.

Vis en Artois British Cemetery and Memorial, France (Commonwealth War Graves Commission) by MilborneOne CC BY SA 3.0

Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Vis en Artois Memorial to the Missing.

66293  Pte John S Lamberton 

24 October 1918 killed in action

Research by David O'Mara

Sources: Scotland Census Return 1901; The Western Front Association Pension Ledgers and Cards, Fold3 by Ancestry