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  • Photograph of the Blyton Village War Memorial where both Ernest and Walter Gamwell are commemorated and is courtesy of Charles Anderson
Person Details
Gringley on the Hill Nottinghamshire
Ernest Gamwell was born in 1894 at Gringley on the Hill and was the son of the late George Richard a waggoner on a farm and Harriett Gamwell née Carver of Gilby Cottages Pilham Gainsborough. His father George Richard was born in 1858 in Yaddlestone, Lincolnshire and his mother Harriett Carver was born in 1863 in Thonock, Lincolnshire, they were married in 1879 their marriage was recorded in the Gainsborough Registration District, they went on to have 11 children, Alice Ellen b1880 Addlesthorpe Lincolnshire, Louisa Jane b1883 Thonock, Lincolnshire , their remaning children were all born in Gringley on the Hill , Nottinghamshire and were Fanny Caroline 1885, John William b1887, George Richard b1890, Margaret b1892, Ernest b1894, Walter b1897, Charles Edgar b1898, Wilfred Henry b1902, and Thomas Edward b1905 at Blyton. The family were living at Kirton Road, Blyton, Gainsborough in the 1911 census and are shown as George Richard 53 yrs a waggoner on a farm, he is living with his wife Harriettt 48 yrs and their children, Walter 14 yrs, Charles Edgar 13 yrs, Wilfred Henry 9 yrs and Thomas Edward 6yrs. In the 1911 census Ernest has left home, he is living on farm at Walkeringham, he is living with Dick Benson 33 yrs a farmer and his family, he is shown as 16 yrs single and a waggoner on a farm
He was a wagoner on a farm.
02 Mar 1916
21
930386 - CWGC Website
12109
Private
7th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private Ernest Gamwell enlisted at Gainsborough and served with the 7th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He landed in France on 14th July 1915 and was killed in action on 2nd March 1916 having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Ypres, Menin Memorial.
His younger brother Walter also served in the 1st battalion Lincolnshire Regiment , he was killed in action on 25th September 1916 is buried in Combles Communal CemeteryExtesion grave reference I.A.21. A further brother Charles also served in the Lincolnshire Regiment, he attested on 14th May 1916 and was posted to the reserves , he was mobilised for war on 24th May 1918 and posted to the Lincolnshire Depot. He did not serve overseas and was demobilised on 19th October 1919. Both brothers Ernest and Walter are commemorated on the Blyton Village war memorial and on a Roll of Honour in St Martin Church Blyton and also in Lincoln Cathedral in the Lincolnshire Regiment WW1 Roll of Honour.
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  • Photograph of the Blyton Village War Memorial where both Ernest and Walter Gamwell are commemorated and is courtesy of Charles Anderson
    Ernest Gamwell - Photograph of the Blyton Village War Memorial where both Ernest and Walter Gamwell are commemorated and is courtesy of Charles Anderson
  • Photograph of the Blyton Village War Memorial where both Ernest and Walter Gamwell are commemorated and is courtesy of Charles Anderson
    Ernest Gamwell - Photograph of the Blyton Village War Memorial where both Ernest and Walter Gamwell are commemorated and is courtesy of Charles Anderson
  • Photograph of the Blyton Village Roll of Honour on display at Blyton St Martin church where both Ernest and Walter Gamwell are commemorated and is courtesy of Charles Anderson
    Ernest Gamwell - Photograph of the Blyton Village Roll of Honour on display at Blyton St Martin church where both Ernest and Walter Gamwell are commemorated and is courtesy of Charles Anderson
  • Photograph of the Blyton Village Roll of Honour at St Martin Church Blyton  where both Ernest and Walter Gamwell are commemorated and is courtesy of Charles Anderson
    Ernest Gamwell - Photograph of the Blyton Village Roll of Honour at St Martin Church Blyton where both Ernest and Walter Gamwell are commemorated and is courtesy of Charles Anderson