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1885 - 1916

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1883 - 1918
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L/Cpl 53163 Henry Lamb

  • Age: 21
  • From: Strood, Kent
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Btn
  • K.I.A Thursday 2nd August 1917
  • Commemorated at: Tyne Cot Cemetery
    Panel Ref: LXVI.A.3

Henry Lamb was born in Strood, Kent, the son of George Lamb and Ann (nee Coles).  His father was born in Essex and his mother in Strood.  They had four children: George born in 1887,  Alice in 1889, Benjamin in 1892, and Henry in the March quarter of 1896. 

In 1891 his parents, both 23, are living with son George and daughter Alice at 14 Hone Road Strood. At number 13 is Anne’s widowed mother Mary, 50 and her son George, 25.

After the birth of Henry, their mother Annie died, in 1897.  It is not known what became of their father George.

By 1901 the children were with their grandmother Mary Coles at 9 Church Path, Strood. George is 14, Alice 11, Benjamin 9, and Harry is 5. 

The 1911 Census shows Henry living with his Grandmother at 12 Strood Square, North Street, Strood, Rochester. His grandmother Mary Coles is aged 70, born 1841 was born in Rochester, Kent. Henry is aged 15 and gives his occupation as a newspaper seller. There is a boarder William Humphries aged 44, born 1867 a dockside labourer born in Strood also living at the address.

He enlisted in Chatham, Kent and was formerly 6791, West Kent Regiment. Following a transfer he was serving in the 20th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Lance Corporal No 53163 when he was killed in action on the 2nd August, 1917 aged 21 during the Third Battle of Ypres.

Henry now rests at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.

His grandmother was awarded a pension of 7/6 commencing 19th March 1918. 


His brother Benjamin joined the Royal Navy in 1910 and served throughout the war.


Killed On This Day.

(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
Lance Corporal 30546 Charles Harold Fairclough
33 years old