HC Deb 11 July 1932 vol 268 cc877-8
23. Mr. LAWSON

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is now in a position to make a statement concerning John Lambton, who was killed while serving in the Foreign Legion?


Yes, Sir. I have received a report to the effect that Mr. Lambton was killed about the beginning of May last at Oued Zem, a town near the disturbed zone in French Morocco and that he was presumably buried in the cemetery there. He was guarding a military dump at night when he was attacked by four ruffians known for numerous thefts of arms and ammunition. He gave the alarm but was shot before the guard arrived, living long enough to give an accurate description of the incident. His colonel has recommended him for the posthumous award of the Médaille Militaire. Pensions are not awarded, however, to the relations of such legionaries.

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