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LAMBERT, H O M - Major

Major
HERBERT OWEN (H O M) LAMBERT

  • Canadian Fallen Soldier - Major HERBERT OWEN LAMBERT
  • Major
    HERBERT OWEN (H O M) LAMBERT

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    HERBERT OWEN (H O M) LAMBERT
    26 June 1912
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    B-11456
    28 February 1941 in Toronto, Ontario, CA
    Advertising
    Major
    Lincoln and Welland Regiment R.C.I.C.
    Lincoln and Welland Regiment R.C.I.C.
    26 January 1945
    Presumed to have been killed in action (Holland)
    32 years
    BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
    Grave 11, Row D, Plot 12
    World War II
  • Major HERBERT OWEN LAMBERT's Story

  • Born
    26 June 1912 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Occupation
    Worked as a Advertising prior to enlisting.
    Enlisted
    28 February 1941 in Toronto, Ontario | Age: 28 years
    Buried
    26 January 1945 - BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY | Age: 32 years
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  • Son of Richard Morten Lambert and Claudia Hill Lambert, of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

    Awarded the Military Cross on Jan. 20, 1945 for bravery during operations at the canals on the north edge of Bergen-op-Zoom on the night of 28/29 October 1944. At the time, Lambert held the rank of Captain and was in command of "A" Company which was to lead the attack during this operation. They were ordered to establish a bridgehead over the canals, which proved extremely difficult as the objective lay beyond two deep canals and a steep railway embankment blocked by wire obstructions. Lambert and his Company made the crossing under heavy fire, reaching their objective despite the fact that their weapons would not fire after crossing through thick mud and freezing water. Not to be deterred, Captain Lambert decided to hold the position with only 38 grenades and 15 remaining men. The enemy attacked relentlessly beginning at approx. 0130 hours until the Company was relieved at first light the following morning. At this point they only had two grenades left, but according to reports the 36 grenades were launched with such accuracy and precision that they were able to inflict "severe casualties" on the enemy. The report reads: "There can be no doubt that the example and inspired leadership shown by Captain Lambert resulted in the establish of this bridgehead against seemingly overwhelming opposition. The courage and complete disregard for personal safety exhibited by this officer was an example and an inspiration to all ranks of the battalion."

    Major Lambert was also awarded the 1939-45 Star, the France & Germany Star, The 1939-45 Defence Medal, the 1939-45 War Medal and the c.v.s.m.

     

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Fallen Soldiers from Victoria British Columbia, Canada

Fallen Comrades of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment R.C.I.C.


Fallen Soldiers buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY