War dead Male Born 31/8/1919 Died 28/2/1943
Joseph Patrick Lamb was born on 31 August 1919 in Islington, the second of the four children of Joseph Patrick Lamb (1881-1950) and Ada Elizabeth Lamb née Lodge (1891-1968). His father was a printer.
Electoral registers from 1928 to 1931 show his parents listed at 82 Britannia Street, Hoxton, and from 1932 to 1936 at 78 Britannia Street, Hoxton. The 1937 and 1938 electoral registers show them at 113 Britannia Street, Hoxton. The council renamed Britannia Street to Britannia Walk and the 1939 electoral register still shows them living at number 113 and this is confirmed in the 1939 England and Wales Register that shows him living there with his parents and sister Josephine Lillian Lamb (1922-1983). His occupation was recorded as a general labourer.
He was enlisted as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own), service number 6210636. From the 8th to 25th December 1941 he participated in the Battle of Hong Kong and was a made a prisoner of war. He died, aged 22 years, on 28 February 1943 and his remains where interred in the Yokohama Mausoleum, Japan. After the war they were finally reburied on 13 September 1946 in Plot F, Row B, Grave 7, in the British Section of the Yokohama War Cemetery, 238 Karibachō, Hodagaya-Ku, Yokohama 240, Japan.