Other names: Tom Samuel
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireBruton, SomersetRomsey, HampshireHeligoland, off Dutch CoastPortsmouth, Hampshire
Story: Tom Samuel Lampard was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 24 Jul 1893 the son of William Thomas Lampard and Mary Jane Lampard (nee Beal). He spent his life prior to Military Service in East Knoyle, then Bruton, Somerset and finally, according to the 1911 Census, as an Assistant Dairyman living at Lee Cottages, Nr. Romsey, Hampshire. His mother died in 1913. He had enlisted in the Royal Navy on 22 Oct 1911 and was given the rank of Stoker Class 2. He served in a number of ships rising to the rank of Stoker Class 1 when, on 22 Sep 1914 onboard HMS Cressy in the North Sea near Heligoland off the Dutch coast, the ship was struck by a torpedo fired from German submarine U-9 and the ship sank. Many of the crew were saved by local fishing boats that were nearby but quite a number of them, including the Captain and Tom, were killed and their bodies not recovered. His name was officially recorded on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, Hampshire, (Panel 4). He is also recorded in the De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914 Star. The WGC site note that his father was living at 'Rose Cottage', The Green, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. Tom's brother, Henry James Lampard, was also killed whilst serving in the Army.