He sailed to America in 1842 on the ship Sidney.
The Lambert family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Allen Taylor Company in 1849. The Lamberts included Charles and his wife Mary Alice Cannon, and their children Charles John and George Cannon. Mary’s orphaned siblings also traveled with them: Angus Munn, David Henry, and Leonora Cannon.
In 1857 he was a returning missionary from California and escorting his sister-in-law Elizabeth Hoagland Cannon and family.
In 1861 he was a returning missionary from England.