Lamb John Douglas Cfmn 10571260
Name Lamb John Douglas
Army number 10571260
Decorations Mentioned in Despatches - gazetted 4/4/1946. Belgian Croix de Guerre with Palms 1940 - Gazetted 17/10/1946. 1939/45 Star. France and Germany Star. Defence Medal. War Medal 1939/45.
Date of birth Born Stranraer 17/9/1922.
Age 78 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Territorial Army - 4/11/1941 in Dumfries. Posted to No. 3 Training Battalion 4/11/1941. Posted to 68th Section 16/2/1942 (presumably after initial Basic Training). Posted to Workshops - Bradford - 18/2/1942. Attached to No.11 Technical Training Centre 28/4/1942. Attachment to No. 11 Technical Training Centre ceased 28/5/1942. Attached to 68th Section 28/6/1942. Posted to 70 Brigade Base Ordnance Depot (it is thought that this should read 70th Brigade . Transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 17/3/1943. Posted to 70th Infantry Brigade Workshops 17/3/1943. (REME Tracer Card not found). Served in Normandy and North Western Europe. Posted to No. 3 Light Workshops Company 1/1/1946. Permanently attached to 1/7th Middlesex Regiment 21/9/1946. Returned to the UK 1/11/1946. Relegated to Royal Army Reserve 25/1/1947. Demoobilised - Conduct Exemplary. Discharged from Reserve Liability 30/6/1959 under the Navy, Army and Air Forces Reserve Act 1959.
Company/Battery Brigade R.E.M.E. Workshop.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Vehicle recovery and repair.
Joined Brigade 17/3/1943 (although may have worked in the Brigade Ordnance Company before his transfer to R.E.M.E.).
Promotions Appointed Lance Corporal 4/5/1942. Reverted to Private 28/5/1942. Appointed Lance Corporal 12/8/1942. Passed Standard Trade Test as Vehicle Mechanic Group "A" Class III 21/12/1945. War Substantive Corporal 21/3/1946. Passed Standard Trade Test as Vehicle Mechanic Class II 22/3/1946. Appointed Acting Sergeant 13/6/1946.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 25/12/2000 aged 78.
Home address Married Agnes Wilson 8/12/1943. The couple had three children.
Source table 70BG
We are indeed grateful to Sgt Lamb's son for the information above, which supplemented that extracted from the Manpower Returns.