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  • Family grave, Nottingham Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2015)
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of Thomas Price Gamble and Elizabeth Gamble who had five children; George Price, William Francis, Sarah Florence, Thomas/Tom and Emma Elizabeth. In 1891 Thomas and Elizabeth were living at 28 Gauntley Street, Hyson Green, and had three children, George (7), Sarah (5) and Francis (William Francis) (1). By 1901 they were at 95 Carlton Road; Thomas senior was a grocer. There were now five children: George, Sarah, William, Tom (8) and Emma (6). The family had moved again by the time of the next census in 1911 and they were living at 15 Gawthorne Street, New Basford; Thomas senior's occupation was given as 'shop general dealer'. Only three children were in the household at the time of the census: Sarah (25), Thomas (18) and Emma (15). George had married c. 1905 and it is possible that William had emigrated to Canada by this time. Thomas Gamble married Ida Lillian Swift (19/2/1894-J/F/M/1972) in 1916. Tom's brother, Private William Francis Gamble, Canadian Infantry, was killed on 10 November 1917 aged 27 and is commemorated at Tyne Cot Cemetery (Sp Mem. 72). Tom's parents died in 1937; Thomas on 11 June and his widow on 20 October; both were living at 33 Carlyle Road, West Bridgford at the time of their deaths. His eldest brother, George Price Gamble, married Agnes (c.1905), had several children and died in 1958 aged 74.
In 1911 he was a butcher.
15 May 1917
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1557954 - CWGC Website
71244
He enlisted in Nottingham.
Private
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Arras Memorial, Bay 7
Family grave, Nottingham Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill: 'In loving memory of Thomas P Gamble, beloved husband of Elizabeth, who died June 11th 1937, age 78 years. Rest after weariness. Also of the above Elizabeth Gamble who died October 20th 1937 aged 77 years, He that believeth in me shall not be cast out. Also William J Parsons, son in law of the above, [husband of Sarah Florence Parsons nee Gamble] died Feb 26th 1955, aged 76 years (cremated). Also their sons killed in action. Pte Tom Gamble May 15th 1917. Pte William F Gamble Nov 10th 1917.' Also commemorated on the headstone are: Florence Elizabeth Jackson née Gamble died 9th Aug. 1977 aged 67 years (daughter of George Price Gamble), Sarah Florence Parsons (nee Gamble) and George Price Gamble who died in 1958 aged 74. In memoriam published 15th May 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “GAMBLE. – In fond remembrance of my dear husband, Tom, killed in action May 15th, 1917. From earthly pain to heavenly rest, missed by the one who loved him best. – Sorrowing wife Ida. “GAMBLE. – In ever-loving memory of Private Tom Gamble, Notts. and Derbys, who was killed in action May 15th, 1917. Death divides, fond memories cling. “GAMBLE, MIDDLETON. – In affectionate remembrance of Tom Gamble, killed in action May 17th, 1917, and Arthur Middleton, killed in action November 24th, 1916, [1] dearly loved sons-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Fox, 199, Waterway-street, Nottingham. Peace, perfect peace.” [1] Pte. Arthur Middleton, 11th Battalion Manchester Regiment, was killed in action 24th November 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Above notices and information are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Family grave, Nottingham Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2015)
    Thomas Gamble - Family grave, Nottingham Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2015)
  • Family grave, Nottingham Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2015)
    Thomas Gamble - Family grave, Nottingham Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2015)