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The following obituary for George Robert Lambert appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary from the Times newspaper
7 June 1869Admiral Sir G.R. Lambert, G.C.B., died suddenly of apoplexy on Saturday afternoon, at the United Service Club. The deceased was the youngest son of the late Capt. Robert Lambert, R.N., and brother of the late Vice-Admiral Robert Lambert and the late General Sir John Lambert, G.C.B. He entered the navy in 1809, and served as midshipman in the Eagle from 1809 to 1814. In the following year he assisted at the defence of Cadis, and in 1811 took part in the capture of the frigate La Corceyre, 28 guns. He was appointed in 1850 Commodore on the East India station. He was second in command of the expedition to Rangoon in January that year, and was honourably mentioned at the capture of that place in April, 1852. He had the honour to receive the thanks of the Governor-General in Council for his conduct in command of the naval forces during the war. He was appointed in June, 1863, Commander-in-Chief at the Nore, since which he had not held any active employment. He was nominated a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1853, and was nominated a Grand Cross in June, 1865. The late Admiral was in the receipt of a good service pension, which is at the disposal of the First Lord of the Admiralty by his decease. His commission bore date as follows:- Lieut., 1815; Commander, 1822; Capt. 1825; Rear-Admiral, 1854; Vice-Admiral, 185S; and Admiral, 1863.

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