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Major-General The Hon. Sir William Lambton


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Has anyone a photo of the above Major General.

Born the son of George Lambton, 2nd Earl of Durham[1] and educated at Eton College and the Royal Military College Sandhurst,[2] Lambton was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 1884.[3] He became Aide-de-camp to Governor General of Ireland in 1895 and then served with the Egyptian Army.[3] He took part in the Nile expedition of 1898 and fought at the Battle of Atbara and the Battle of Omdurman.[3] He also served as Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief of the Transvaal during the Second Boer War.[1] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in 1912, Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General for London District in 1913 and Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force at the beginning of the European War before becoming General Officer Commanding 4th Division in 1915.[3] He retired in 1920.[3

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No picture, however there is quite a bit more regarding his bio, if you need it, from Eton.


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