George Lambert MC, TD, MA.
George was born in Crosby in 1914 and educated at Merchant Taylors’ School, Crosby and St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. He accepted a post at Hurst in 1937 to teach mathematics but his service here was interrupted by the war and he was away from 1939 to 1946, serving as a commissioned officer in the King’s Regiment. Towards the end of the war he was awarded the military Cross.
On his return to Hurst, now happily married to Ruth, he served faithfully and diligently until his retirement in 1980, It would take pages to chronicle details of his service here, especially as he was such an influential man; suffice it to say he was at various times in charge of Rugby and Athletics, he commanded the CCF, he was housemaster of Shield for nineteen years and subsequently Deputy Headmaster,
He was not idle in retirement and was on many committees in the village as well as being a fervent supporter of the Hurst Johnian Club, for which he was for many years the editor of this Newsletter.
Here was a man who was devoted to his family, his faith, his career and his many friends. Many former pupils owe him a debt of gratitude.
His son Robin and his son in law Peter Scott are both OJs.