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Lambton, Alfred Harbord (1887 - 1979)
Born 23 January 1887, Alvaleigh Station near Ayr, North Queensland. Died Brisbane 12 July 1979.
- Educated Charters Towers, Nth. Qld. Lay Reader, Charters Towers from 16 Dec. 1907. Trained for the Priesthood at St. Francis Theological College, Brisbane.
- Made a Deacon 27 Oct. 1912 and appointed to St. James Cathedral, Townsville as Assistant Curate. Ordained a Priest 5 Oct. 1913. At parishes in Townsville, Mackay and Sarina, Qld. for 5 years.
- Chaplain (Captain) with the 11th Light Horse Regiment in the Middle East during W.W.l, from Sept. 1918 to Sept. 1919.
- Continued as Curate in Sarina. Married Urara Mary Dimmock at Mackay on 7 January 1920. Rector at Innisfail, and locum at Charters Towers 1920 - 1923.
- 23 Nov. 1923 appointed Priest-in-Charge of the Anglican Mission Station at Dogura, Papua.
- Oct. 1933 established a new Mission Station at Sefoa, Cape Nelson, Papua.
- Resigned late 1936 after 13 years service due to failing eyesight.
- Rector at Home Hill, Townsville, Charters Towers and Bowen, Qld. 1937 - 1954.
- Retired Sept. 1954 and returned to Townsville where he continued working as locum and assistant at various parishes.
- Townsville Hospital Chaplain until 1968.
- Moved to Brisbane late January 1974 and died there 12 July 1979. Ashes laid at St. James Cathedral, Townsville.
Source: pers. com. family member, November 2008
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