|Birth: ||Apr. 26, 1984|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 2011|
He was deployed with the UK contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Rfn Lamb was killed by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol near Alikozai in the Haji Kareen area of the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district of Helmand province.
Aged 27, he joined the army in September 2003 after attending school in Dursley, Gloucestershire. He won an award for his exceptional physical fitness during his combat infantry training. Posted to 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment, he deployed in 2005 on his first tour of Afghanistan. On his return, he passed the All Arms Commando Course before joining the newly formed regiment of The Rifles. In 2008, he successfully completed a challenging operational tour of Iraq. His commanding officer called him "one of my very best; talented, capable and naturally gifted as a most professional soldier." He was due to be promoted to lance corporal. Known to his friends as "Lamby", he was kind, polite and eager to help lighten the load for his team mates. Always keen to show off his carpentry skills, he built an array of furniture for his platoon at the start of their tour.
Rfn Lamb leaves behind his wife Melissa and two-year-old daughter Rosie, his mother and step-father Avril and Lloyd Pennington, father Jonathan Lamb, along with other family and friends.
Funeral will full military honours was held on June 24, 2011 at St Bartholomew's Church, Dursley.
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Record added: Jun 07, 2011
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