Roll of Honour

Private Harry Lambourne

Linked to: Kirtlington

Service Number: 10529

Regiment: Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (5th)

Conflict: World War One

Date of Death: 25th September 1915

Age at Death: 23

Burial/Memorial Location: Menin Gate Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Address: South End, Kirtlington

Son of William & Susan Lambourne, of South End, Kirtlington.

"After the battle of Loos, Pte. Harry Lambourne, of the 5th Oxon and Bucks Light Infantry, was reported missing, and on the 5th inst., his parents received the sad news that he had been killed in action. As a mark of respect for this brave soldier – who gave his life for his country – a memorial service was held in the Parish Church on Sunday evening. The large congregation reverently joined in the service compiled by the Bishop of Stepney – a form of service admirably adapted for the occasion. While the solemn Liturgy proceeded, Boy Scout Aubrey Giles, standing on the chancel steps, held the Union Jack, draped with crepe. The vicar (the Rev. G.C. May) gave a sympathetic address from the words, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save,” and the feeling manner in which he alluded to the self-sacrifice of the deceased will long be remembered. At the conclusion of the service Mrs W. Norridge played the Dead March in Saul." Bicester Herald 19/11/1915