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 Ordnance Company) 2/7/1942. 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 Ordnance Company and then R.E.M.E. Workshop.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Vehicle recovery and repair.
Joined Brigade 17/3/1943 (although almost certainly worked in the Brigade Ordnance Company from 2/7/1942, 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. Much of the detail came from MoD Records at Hayes.