Friday, 22 November 2019

Lieutenant George Lambert VC (1819-1860) - An Update

I received this information this week from the Chair of The Friends of Wardsend Cemetery (Sheffield)

"Yesterday (Tuesday 19th November 2019) The Victoria Cross Trust visited Wardsend Cemetery to clean the memorial and tidy the area around the grave of our forgotten VC George Lambert.

At 10.45 am on Saturday 14th December 2019 we will be holding a short memorial event to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth in Markethill in Ireland. Next year the Victoria Cross Trust aim to repair George's memorial and reinstall the stone in an upright position.

A reporter from The Star was present yesterday and you can read the report here: and you can  also read more about George Lambert on our website. There are also links to other sources"

George was one of only seven holders of the Victoria Cross that had a "Sheffield Connection"

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