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Percy Gamble was born in 1886 in Sneinton, Nottingham he was the son of Samuel and Harriett Gamble née Flinders who lived at 5 Clarence Terrace, Nottingham. His father Samuel Seaward Gamble was born in 1853 in Nottingham, his mother Harriett Flinders was born in 1855 in Nottingham they were married in 1875 in Nottingham and went on to have 11 children, sadly however 3 were to die in infancy or childhood, their surviving children were : - Gertrude b1878, Samuel b1883, Percy b1886,Emily b1888, Arthur b1891, Albert b1893, Herbert Victor b 16 April 1895 and Cyril Vernon b1901. Percy married his wife Sarah Ann Emery (born 1888 Nottingham) in 1906 in Nottingham , they went on to have a daughter Annie Selina born in 1907 in Nottingham. In the 1911 census he and his family lived at 1 Nelson Yard, Beck Street, Nottingham he is shown as being Percy Gamble 25 yrs , head of the family 25 yrs a lace curtain bleacher, he is living with his wife Sarah Ann 23 yrs and their daughter Annie Selina 4 yrs. In the same 1911 census his mother and his siblings are living at 5 Clarence Terrace, they are shown as Harriet 55 yrs head of the family married , a lace hand, she is living with her 4 youngest children, Arthur 20 yrs a corporation meter fitter, Albert 18 yrs a paper cutter in a printers and Herbert Victor 16 yrs a layer on a in a printers and Cyril Vernon 10 yrs a scholar. His father is not at the address and cannot be found on the 1911 census. His father died in Nottingham in 1915 aged 62 yrs.
He was a lace curtain bleacher
15 Feb 1917
121656 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lance Corporal Percy Gamble enlisted in Ilkeston, he was living in Nottingham at the time. He served with the 2nd battalion, Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He landed in France on 11th August 1915 , he died of wounds he had received on 15th February 1917 and is buried in Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension grave reference B.6a
His elder brother Lance Corporal 26651 Albert Gamble, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment (Chatsworth Rifles), he was killed in action on 23rd December 1916 aged 24 yrs. He is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery grave reference II J 5. A further elder brother Samuel also served during the 'Great War' he enlisted on 24th June 1916 he was 34 yrs and 357 days old, he was a printer ,he was called up on 12th July 1917 into the Training Reserve, he went to France on 2nd October 1917 and was transferred to the Labour Corps. He was demobilised on 19th September 1919. His younger brother Herbert Victor also served during the 'Great War, he enlisted into the Special Reserve of the Sherwood Foresters, on 10th August 1914, he was 19 yrs and 121 days, he served on home service until on 17th June 1915 following an appearance before a medical board he was discharged from the army being 'no longer physically fit for army service' he had suffered a number of epileptic seizures during his service. He died at the age of 80 in 1975 (Dec. Nottingham).
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