John Thomas Lambert

Jun 26, 1889

Born in Kingston Mills, Ontario to Mark Francis and Mary Elizabeth (nee Reid) Lambert


Jan 8, 1913

Married to Edna May King in Kingston, Ontario


Nov 29, 1913

Wife Edna died from complications of giving birth to a daughter, Mary Eleanor Lambert, the previous day


Feb 7, 1914

Daughter Mary Eleanor died just 2 ½ months after her mother passed away giving birth to her


Dec 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59561 (temporary number 1191)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mark Lambert, father, 472 Albert St., Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Motor Driver, Mechanic

o   Later noted as Chauffeur

Ø  Previous military experience given as 2 years in the 5th Field Battery Canadian Artillery

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Posted to the Depot Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jun 30, 1915

While participating in sports activities, Private Lamber fell and sprained his left ankle and was admitted to the Moore Barracks Hospital in Shorncliffe


Jul 10, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


Sep 2, 1915

Posted to “B” Company


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Dec 7, 1916

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Jan 25, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Feb 10, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Apr 28, 1917

Admitted to the No. 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Infected left hand.  He was first transferred to the No. 13 Imperial Field Ambulance before being transported to the No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance


May 4, 1917

Discharged to duty from the field ambulance


Dec 18, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 25, 1917

Granted permission to marry.  This permission was granted after returned from leave as he had married Ina Euphemia Moore on this date while on leave.


Jan 1, 1918

His next of kin was changed effective on this date to Mrs. Ina Lambert, 13 Lyme St., Camden Town, London, England


Jan 2, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Jul 12, 1918

While exiting the horse stables, Private Lambert slipped and fell, injuring his right knee.  He was attended to by the battalion’s Medical Officer


Jul 13, 1918

Admitted to the No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Synovitis of right knee caused accidentally.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 57 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) where surgery was performed to remove damaged tissue from the knee joint


Jul 15, 1918

Transferred via the No. 17 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 83 General Hospital in Boulogne, France


Jul 20, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Jan Breydel


On arrival in England, he was admitted to the Hillsborough Red Cross Hospital in Harlow, Essex

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot for pay purposes while in hospital


Aug 10, 1918

Transferred to the Whipps Cross War Hospital in Leytonstone, London


Aug 16, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Military Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Sep 25, 1918

Discharged from hospital with sick leave until October 5, 1918 with instructions to report to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Command Depot) to receive physical training


Nov 27, 1918

Attached to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot Company in Witley


Dec 11, 1918

Attached to the 1st CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


Jan 12, 1919

Embarked the SS Empress of Britain in Liverpool



Jan 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston, Ontario where he was Taken On Strength Military District No. 3 Casualty Company


Jan 26, 1919

Granted leave until February 8, 1919


Feb 14, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 90001

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 472 Albert St., Kingston, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 402 Morley Ave., (now named Woodfield Rd.) Toronto, Ontario




Jun 22, 1920

John’s wife Ina Lambert, embarked the SS Tunisian in London, England



Jul 6, 1920

Ina disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario to join her husband


Jul 11, 1920

Married to Ina Euphemia Moore in Kingston, Ontario

This was the second time he married Ina and it is suspected that this was required by the Roman Catholic Church as her religion was given as Anglican


Mar 20, 1970

John’s wife, Ina, died in Kingston, Ontario


Mar 24, 1970

John Thomas Lambert died in Kingston, Ontario, just 4 days after the death of his wife


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