Lieutenant-Colonel Dryden Henry Charles Lambart



Dryden Henry Charles Lambart (sometimes spelt Lambert) was baptised at Quethiock, Cornwall on 24 August 1896, son of the Reverend Dr Charles Henry Lambart and his wife Caroline Jane (nee Ball).

He was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Welsh Regiment on 13 May 1915 and promoted to lieutenant on 13 September 1916.

On 28 March 1916 he had been attached to the North Irish Horse and was probably posted to the 2nd Regiment in France later than year or early in 1917. In September 1917 the 2nd NIH Regiment was dismounted and its officers and men absorbed into the 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Lambart had transferred to the Reserve Regiment of Cavalry on 27 August 1917 and from there moved to the General List ahead of an appointment to the Indian Army Reserve of Officers, which took place on 25 November.

On 13 September 1919 he was promoted to captain in the Indian Army Reserve.

Soon after the outbreak of war in 1939 Lambart offered his services to the army, and on 11 March 1940 was appointed to the rank of lieutenant in the Leicester Regiment (No.112483). On 24 December 1941 he transferred to the Pioneer Corps.

At some point over the next five years Lambart rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. By January 1947 he was in command of the Broughton Prisoner of War Camp in Northampton.

He died on 30 January that year at the General Hospital, Northampton, and was buried with a guard of honour of British troops and German prisoners of war in the All Saints Churchyard, Brixworth, section P.17. His gravestone inscription reads:

30TH JANUARY 1947  AGE 53


Lambart is also commemorated on the Hockley Heath War Memorial, Solihull.


The Mercury and Herald, 7 February 1947


Hockley Heath Memorial


Lambart's medals, recently sold at auction


First image sourced from the Find A Grave website. Third image sourced from the Geograph website, copyright P L Chadwick and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.