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  • Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
Person Details
01 Mar 1889
Nottingham
Edward was born on 1 March 1889, the son of Edward and Elizabeth Gamble. Edward married Harriet Banner (b. 1888) in 1913 and they had at least six children, three of whom died in infancy. Three of the children were born before their marriage but their births registered in the surname 'Gamble': Ada b. January 1910 d. 1920, Harriet b. 1911 d. 1911, Annie b. 1912 d. 1913, Ethel b. February 1914, Edward b. 1915 d. 1916 and Elsie b. November 1916. In 1911 Edward, a lace dresser, was living at 20 Bedford Square, Hyson Green, with Harriet Banner, whose occupation was given as housekeeper, and their daughter Ada Banner (sic) aged 14 months. The family was living at 23 Bloomsgrove Street when Edward enlisted in 1915 but later moved to 5 Bedford Square, Hyson Green. Harriet Gamble had five children, three sons and two daughters, between 1922 and 1932. The fifth child, a son, died in infancy. The children were registered with the surname Gamble but their first names included 'Dale' as a second name. In 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled Harriet and her daughter Ethel were living at 3 Randle Terrace, Nottingham. There were four other members of the household (including 3 closed records) who were probably Harriet's second family. Elsie Gamble had married in 1938 (Parker) and she and her husband were living at 13 Randle Terrace. Harriet Gamble died in 1958.
1911 - lace dresser (lace factory). His occupation was labourer when he enlisted in 1915.
30 Dec 1917
27
750668 - CWGC Website
Bristol/Z/4199
Able Seaman
Hood Bn Royal Naval Division
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Hood Battalion Royal Naval Division. Edward Gamble enlisted on 30 August 1915 and was in the draft for BEF France on 16 December 1916. He joined Hood Battalion on 13 January 1917. Edward was killed in action on 30 December 1917. It is likely that he was killed when Hood Battalion, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division, was in action on Welsh Ridge, a salient which had been captured during the Battle of Cambrai. The enemy attempted to recapture the ground but after fierce fighting the Division held the line. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 1 A). Qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
CWGC additional information: 'Husband of Harriett Gamble, of 5, Bedford Square, Hyson Green, Notts.' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 27 April 1950: ‘Gamble. On April 25th, Ethel, aged 36, after long illness, passed away at the General Hospital. Loving daughter of Mrs H Gamble. A beautiful memory in God’s garden.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 27 April 1950: ‘Gamble. On April 25th, Ethel, aged 36, after long illness, passed away at the General Hospital. Peace after pain. Loving sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces and brothers-in-law.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Edward Gamble - Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)