Private Lambert was a member of the Mentoring Task Force - Three and was from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) based in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.
Matthew was on his first deployment to Afghanistan but had served previously in East Timor.
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Matthew was born in Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia and enlisted in the 9th Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment in August 2005, transferring to the Australian Regular Army in February 2007.
Military officials describe him as a well-respected soldier who excelled in any task to which he was assigned. Others describe him as a true and loyal friend.
Matthew's awards include the Australian Active Service Medal with clasp International Coalition Against Terror, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Australian Service Medal with clasp Timor - Leste, Australian Defence Medal and the Timor – Leste Solidarity Medal.
Matthew is survived by numerous loving relatives and friends, including his wife.
Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Matthew Lambert is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.