Richard LAMBTON

  • POW number: 527
  • Name: LAMBTON, Richard
  • Listed as: n/a
  • Age: 33
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Driver
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: Headquarters
  • Place of birth: Ireland
  • Place of capture: Warangoi River
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • POW number: 527
  • Name: LAMBTON, Richard
  • Listed as: n/a
  • Age: 33
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Driver
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: Headquarters
  • Place of birth: Ireland
  • Place of capture: Warangoi River
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • Name: LAMBTON, Richard
  • Listed as: n/a
  • Age: 33
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Name: LAMBTON, Richard
  • Service number: VX35273
  • Presumed lost aboard the Montevideo Maru
  • Date of birth: 30-Aug-18
  • Service number: VX35273
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Date of birth: 30-Aug-18
  • Service number: VX35273
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Internee number: 527
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Place of capture: Warangoi River
  • Although this person's name does not appear on either the Japanese or the English list recently received by the National Archives of Australia. His service file indicates that his next of kin was notified of his death aboard the Montevideo Maru.
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This person can be viewed on the English list at page 24 and on the Japanese list at page 56.


Memories

  • Dick was 23, not 33, at the time of his death. And to confirm, he was born in England not Ireland. 6/01/2013
  • Correction - Harry Adams died on Montevideo Maru, but not his son. It was his brother in law his and son - Cyril and Ivor Gascoigne. 3/01/2013
  • Dick wrote a letter describing his time on the plantation to my mother - Honor Weightman (nee Hartley) 3/01/2013
  • Dick and brother Laurie Lambton stayed at Harry Adams Copra plantation while in Papua. Harry and his son also died on the Montevideo Maru. 3/01/2013
  • Dick was born in Co Durham, England, the son of Lawrence Lambton and Margaret Florence Dale. The family emigrated to Australia in 1928. 3/01/2013

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