Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist P. Lambert, Royal Navy, who served in H.M.S. Hyacinth during the blockade of S.M.S. Konigsberg in East Africa
1914-15 Star ,J.4054 P. Lambert L. Tel. R.N; British War and Victory Medals, J.4054 P. Lambert P.O. Tel. R.N.; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue, fixed suspension ,J.4054 P. Lambert P.O. Tel. H.M.S. Revenge.
Percy Lambert, a Turner and Gas Fitter from Bournemouth, Hampshire, was born on 6 November 1892. Enlisting for Boy service in the Royal Navy on 29 April 1909.
His First World War service included service in H.M. Ships Hyacinth and Mersey. Hyacinth, serving in East Africa, was involved in the blockade of S.M.S. Konigsberg, destroying a German blockade runner and later sinking a German merchant vessel, before moving to the Cape Station.
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He was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 28 December 1925, and was promoted Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist on 2 January 1927.
Shore pensioned on 5 November 1932, he was recalled for Second War service on 31 August 1939, and served ashore in the UK in H.M.S. Spartiate, based in Glasgow, before being Released to Class A Reserve on 29 August 1945.