Orders, Decorations and Medals (8 September 2015)

Date of Auction: 8th September 2015

Sold for £1,000

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

A Great War M.C. group of four awarded to Major G. Lambert, Royal Engineers, who was wounded in the course of winning his decoration

Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; 1914 Star, with slide-on clasp (28169 Cpl. G. Lambert, R.E.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak palm (Major G. Lambert), good very fine (4) £800-1000

Footnote

M.C. London Gazette 22 September 1916:

‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in going on two nights into “No Man’s Land” and bringing in wounded men from within 50 yards of the enemy’s trenches under continuous machine-gun and rifle fire. During the preparations for an attack he displayed great bravery in laying out a new fire trench. Though wounded on his return he remained out till dawn, to search for a missing man.’

Geoffrey Lambert arrived in France on 17 August 1914, as a Corporal in the Royal Engineers. Subsequently commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in September 1915, he was twice mentioned in despatches (
London Gazettes 1 January and 22 September 1916, refer), in addition to winning the M.C.