John Lamb - 128 Canadians
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.