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Thomas Lambert


Royal Naval Reserve (Newfoundland)


Died: 1950s, Newfoundland


LAMBERT, Thomas - When the war was declared in 1914, Thomas was considered among the most highly skilled sailors sailors in the Royal Newfoundland Naval Reserve. He first enlisted in 1905 and continued with his training of 28 days per each year. When the war was declared he was among the 106 Newfoundlanders assigned to the HMCS NIOBE and sailed from St. John's, NL. He helped patrol the waters of the eastern seaboard until the boilers failed and were beyond repair.


He was then transferred overseas in December 1915 where he served at HMS President and HMS Excellent. He was assigned to several patrol vessels. He returned to the HMS Briton and was demobilized May 1919.


He settled with his wife, Elizabeth Stringer, on the Southside of St. John's harbour where they raised their family. He passed away in the 1950s.


Ships served in:

* Loaned to the RCN - 16 Oct 1914

HMCS NIOBE - Served in Niobe 16 Oct 1914 - 31 Aug 1915

* Returned to the RN 01 Sep 1915



Thomas Lambert (right)  //  Brothers Thomas and John Lambert



Research Credit:  Lester Green, Southwest Arm Historical Society



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