Biography

Birth date: 27 December 1873
Death date: 03 August 1955
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
49 - South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Units:
  • Commonwealth Horse
  • 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of embarkation: 02 May 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 20 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Private Record

Lamb, Malcolm St John (Major, 3rd Bn, AIF b: 1873)

MESSAGE FROM LAMB ON 27 APRIL 1915, SEEKING RELIEF FOR HIS MEN WHO HAD BEEN CONTINUOUSLY ENGAGED AT GALLIPOLI SINCE 24 APRIL 1915 (THE DAY PREVIOUS TO THE LANDING). Maker: Lamb, Malcolm St John

EXDOC054

Street, Laurence Whistler (Lieutenant, b.? - d.1915)

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Laurence Whistler Street, 3 Battalion, AIF, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of typed copies of two letter written by Lieutenant Street to his mother, from Gallipoli. The collection is notable for its vivid description of Street's experience... Maker: Street, Laurence Whistler

1DRL/0578

Photograph

P08567.002

Group portrait of officers of the 3rd Battalion. Back row, left to right: Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Cedric Errol Meyer Brodziak (later awarded DSO; killed in action 31 August 1918); Lieutenant (Lt) Ronald Burns (killed in action 25 April 1915); 2nd Lt William Christian Beeken (killed in action 6...

P08567.002

P07997.001

Informal portrait of 49 Trooper (Tpr) Malcolm St John Lamb, 1st Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse, on horseback in South Africa. He enlisted on 15 January 1902, and embarked from Sydney on the SS Custodian on 18 February 1902 with A Squadron. He returned to Australia on 11 August 1902. He...

P07997.001

P07997.002

Informal portrait of Major (Maj) Malcolm St John Lamb, 3rd Battalion. He is on board HMT Huntsgreen, formerly the German merchant ship SS Derflinger, which was captured in 1914 and used as a hospital ship during the Gallipoli campaign. Maj Lamb, who had served in South Africa during the Boer War,...

P07997.002

P07997.003

Informal group portrait of members of the Lamb family at their home at 52 Bruce Street, Brighton Le Sands. Back row, left to right: Edna Rose Lamb; Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Malcolm St John Lamb, former Commanding Officer of the 34th Battalion in the first AIF; and Elsie Mavis Lamb. Front row,...

P07997.003

P07997.005

Group portrait of officers of the 3rd Battalion. Back row, left to right: Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Cedric Errol Meyer Brodziak (later awarded DSO; killed in action 31 August 1918); Lieutenant (Lt) Ronald Burns (killed in action 25 April 1915); 2nd Lt William Christian Beeken (killed in action 6...

P07997.005

Digitised Collection

Personal Files Book 3, 27 April - 29 April 1915

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 3, covers 27 April to 29 April 1915 and includes official and personal documents relating to Monash's arrival at Gallipoli. The large number of signals and...

RCDIG0000582

Personal Files Book 13, 16 August - 30 September 1916

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 13, covers 16 August 1916 to 30 September 1916 and includes documents relating to the visit of King George V to inspect the 3rd Australian Division,...

RCDIG0000615

Personal Files Book 15, 10 May - 9 June 1917

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 15, covers 10 May 1917 to 9 June 1917 and includes documents and messages relating to the Messines Offensive of June 1917, timetables for specific attacks...

RCDIG0000620

Timeline

Date of birth 1873-12-27
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-08-27 Appointed to the 3rd Battalion with the rank of captain.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Date promoted 1915-01-01 Appointed major.
Date promoted 1916-02-10 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1916-02-10 Commanding Officer 34th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1916-05-02
Other units 1917-05-11 Appointed to command No 3 E Group, Durrington Camp.
Other 1918-06-27 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1955-08-03