Mark Francis "Frank" Lambert

Sep 19, 1892

Born in Kingston, Ontario to Mark Francis and Mary E. (nee Reid) Lambert


Feb 16, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59560 (temporary number 1245)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mr. Mark Lambert, father, Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

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


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Nov 17, 1915

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal with pay


May 6, 1916

Reverted to the rank of Private at his own request


May 24, 1916

Admitted to the No. 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads DAH (Disordered Activity of the Heart).  He was transferred the same day to the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance


May 25, 1916

Transferred to the No. 15 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


May 26, 1916

Transferred to the No. 2 Canadian Division Rest Station


May 30, 1916

Transferred via the No. 8 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne, France


Jun 19, 1916

Transferred to the No. 1 Convalescent Depot in Boulogne


Jun 22, 1916

Transferred to the Special Hospital in Havre


Jun 28, 1916

Discharged to the Base Depot in the Rouelles Camp, Havre and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Jul 1, 1916

Classified PB (Permanent Base) meaning he was not fit for combat duty and was invalided to England

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


Jul 3, 1916

Attached to the CAMCTD (Canadian Army Medical Corps Training Depot) in Cheriton

Medical Board notes that he suffers from Tachycardia and Irritable Heart and recommends 8 weeks of light duties


Jul 26, 1916

Attached to the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Taplow for light duties and employed in the Bath House


Aug 23, 1916

Admitted to Shorncliffe Military Hospital with a diagnosis that reads VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea) Warts


Sep 11, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Jan 23, 1917

Medical Board at Westenhanger notes

Ø  Suffers from irritable heart and palpitations


Mar 11, 1917

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and attached to the Canadian Army Medical Corps Depot in Westenhanger


May 5, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Army Medical Corps and attached to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Bearwood Park for light duties


Jun 25, 1917

Attached to the Shorncliffe Military Hospital


Sep 24, 1917

Transferred to the No. 9 General Hospital for duty


Nov 28, 1917

Admitted to the Shorncliffe Military Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Tonsilitis


Dec 7, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


May 1, 1918

Medical Board at No. 9 Hospital notes

Ø  Man suffers from Neurasthenia

Ø  Complains of nervousness

Ø  Arms and legs tremble violently at times


Jun 3, 1919

Transferred to the No. 12 Canadian General Hospital for duty


Jul 2, 1919

Transferred to the Escort Pool, Kinmel Park, Rhyl to escort troops to Canada


Jul 12, 1919

Embarked the SS Royal George in Liverpool


While onboard, he was admitted to the ship’s sick bay with diagnosis that reads Jaundice


Jul 21, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and admitted to the Camp Hill Military Hospital in Halifax and the diagnosis was changed to read Gastroduodenitis, an inflammation of the stomach lining


Jul 25, 1919

Discharged to duty from hospital


Jul 31, 1919

Taken On Strength the Military District No. 3 Casualty Company in Kingston, Ontario


Aug 1, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 213832

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 167 Alfred St., Kingston, Ontario


Jul 24, 1960

Mark Francis Lambert died in Kingston


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