Robert Robson Lamb

Robert Robson Lamb was born 1895 in Gateshead, Co. Durham. His parents were Thomas Scott Lamb, born 1870 in Annfield Plain and Mary Robson, born 1871 in Gateshead.

In the 1911 census they were living at 110, Raby Street, Gateshead. Robert had 4 sisters and an elder brother, also called Thomas Scott Lamb. Robert was working as a pony driver in the coal mine.

Robert attested November 15, 1915 at Gateshead. He was 19 years 355 days old and was now a carriage oiler. His address was now 20, Northbourne Street, Gateshead. Robert was 5' 7 1/2" tall and weighed 125 lbs.

Army number: 21/270. Rank: Private. Unit: 21st Battalion then 18th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.

Robert went to France May 29, 1916 and was posted to the 18th Battalion.

Robert received a gunshot wound to his left thigh and compound fracture of his femur September 23, 1917. He became dangerously ill and died September 25, 1917 at 19 C.C. S. France.

Robert is buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Grave V. B. 23.

Robert's possessions were sent to his father September 8, 1919. These were letters, photos, cards, note book, purse, 2 pencils, 3 badges, 2 numerals, brooch, small crucifix, 2 pieces of shrapnel, wallet and a gold ring.

Robert's father received his medals in 1920 and 1921.

Robert Robson Lamb is the uncle of Mr Watson of Aycliffe.