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11911   Private Samuel Lambe
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
Samuel Victor Lambe was the son of Thomas Henry and Jane Lambe. He was born in County Tyrone born about 1896. The 1901 census record Samuel as a 5 year old scholar. The family were living at Mullaghconor Glebe, Donaghmore. Thomas was a retired farmer and baker. Samuel’s brother Arthur was a baker. The 1911 census shows Samuel to be 13 years old. He was a mill worker. The family was living at Lisnahull, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone. Private Samuel Victor Lambe was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Somme on the 1st July 1916, age 20.
Further Information
Samuel Victor Lambe was the son of Thomas Henry and Jane Lambe. He was born in County Tyrone born about 1896.
The 1901 census record Samuel as a 5 year old scholar. The family were living at Mullaghconor Glebe, Donaghmore. Thomas was a retired farmer and baker. Samuel's brother Arthur was a baker.
Family: Thomas Henry Lambe, Jane Lambe, Arthur Lambe (born about 1877), Minnie Lambe (born about 1885), Bertha Lambe (born about 1888), Florence E Lambe (born about 1890), David H Lambe (born about 1893), Herbert Lambe (born about 1895), Samuel Lambe (born about 1896), William Lambe (born about 1899), Margaret Lambe (born about 1901).
The 1911 census shows Samuel to be 13 years old. He was a mill worker. The family was living at Lisnahull, Derrygortreavy, Tyrone.
Samuel Lambe enlisted in Dungannon
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Private Samuel Victor Lambe was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at the Somme on the 1st July 1916 when he was reported to have been seen wounded by his comrades. Private Lambe was sent down to hospital, but some time later an intimation came that no trace could be found of his been admitted wounded to any field hospital.
Private Samuel Lambe was killed in action at the Somme on the 1st July 1916, age 20.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 13 July 1916:
Private Samuel Lambe, Inniskillings, wounded, is a son of Mr Thomas Lambe, Lisnahull, Dungannon. A brother is also serving.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 15th July 1916:
Private Samuel Lambe, 9th Inniskillings, who has been reported wounded, is a son of Mr Thomas Lambe, Lisnahull, Dungannon.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 15th July 1916: (brother of Private Samuel Lambe)
Private David Lambe, Tyrone Volunteers, wounded, is a son of Mr Thomas Lambe, Lisnahull, Dungannon. His brother is also reported wounded.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 20 July 1916: David Lambe (brother of Samuel Lambe)
Private David Lambe, wounded, is a son of Mr Thomas Lambe, Lisnahull. His brother Samuel, is unofficially reported wounded, but had not been heard from at the time of writing.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 3 August 1916:
Colonel Ricardo has written to the relatives of Lance Corporal William McMenemy and Private Samuel Lambe, Tyrone Volunteers, (Dungannon) stating that they have been wounded and are in hospital in France.
From the Tyrone Courier – 31 August 1916:
On Friday Mr and Mrs Lambe, Lisnahull, Dungannon, received a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Ricardo D.S.O., commanding Tyrone volunteers, stating that every possible inquiry had been made as to the fate of their son, Private Samuel Lambe, but without result and it was feared there could be now no doubt that he fell on 1st July. 'He helped' the Colonel adds, 'to uphold the honour of his regiment and to make the Ulster Division famous. He was a good soldier and will be missed by us all. Please accept the sincere sympathy of all ranks in the battalion in your sorrow.' In July a letter had been received from the Lieutenant commanding Private Lambe's company stating the Private Lambe was wounded on the morning of the 1st July and that he was sent down to hospital without any delay, but some time later an intimation came that no trace could be found of his been admitted wounded to any field hospital, though he was reported to have been seen wounded by his comrades on 1st July. Another son, David, was wounded in the same charge and is in hospital in England.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 2nd September 1916: Private Samuel Lambe
Mr Thomas Lambe, Lisnahull, Dungannon, has received intimation from Lieutenant Colonel Ricardo D.S.O., that his son, Private Samuel Lambe, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, previously reported missing, was killed in action on 1st July. Another son, Private David Lambe, of the same regiment, is in hospital in England, suffering from wounds received on the same occasion.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 16th September 1916: Dungannon Wounded Soldiers' Return – David Lambe (brother of Samuel Lambe)
Private David Lambe, Lisnahull, Dungannon, suffering from bullet wounds in the leg, has also returned home.
The CWGC record Private Lambe as the son of Thomas and Jane Lambe, of Lisnahull, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Mullaghconor Glebe Donaghmore Census listing in Mullaghconor Glebe 54.509846 -6.802244
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1 1901 Census lists Lambe family Lists John as age 5 living with the family at house 4 in Mullaghconor Glebe, Donaghmore
2 1911 Census lists Lambe family Lists John as age 13 living with the family at house 3 in Lisnahull, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 2nd Presbyterian Dungannon Samuel Victor Lambe, killed in action.
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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