Sergent John Lamb - 128 Canadians
John Lamb was born in 1891 in Barrow on Trent, Derbyshire, the son of William and Clementina (nee Hicklin) Lamb. In 1891 he was living with his parents and maternal grandparents at Pump Yard, Barrow.

By 1901 the family had moved to a house at the side of the Rose and Crown, Chellaston. During this time five more children had been born to William and Clementina.

At some point John Lamb left for Canada. There are several possibilities named on the Passenger Lists but none confirmed.

Although it states on the Memorial that John Lamb served with the 128 Canadians evidence shows he enlisted into the 46th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) on the 11th August 1915. On his Attestation Papers his occupation is listed as butcher. His height is given as 5’- 5”, fair complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. He states he was born in Chellaston, Derbyshire, England and his father is named as William Lamb. In the Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial it states that John was wounded in the right thigh in Passchendaele but recuperated and returned to duty.

John Lamb was killed in action on the 25th July 1918.