Clemence Henry GAMBLE


GAMBLE, Clemence Henry

Service Number: 6500
Enlisted: 11 July 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Winton Park, Victoria, 1895
Home Town: Benalla, Benalla, Victoria
Schooling: Winton Park State School and Wangaratta High School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 4 October 1917
Cemetery: Aeroplane Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Benalla War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6500, Melbourne, Victoria
2 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6500, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6500, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6500, 5th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...6500 Private Clemence Henry Gamble, 5th Battalion. A farmer from Winton North, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Gamble embarked with the 21st Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Nestor on 2 October 1916. Whilst serving in Belgium he was killed in action on 2 October 1917 at Passchendaele, aged 22, and was buried in the vicinity. Following the Armistice his remains were exhumed and laid to rest in the Aeroplane British Cemetery, Belgium. His brother 6055 Pte Robert James Gamble was killed in action, also at Passchendaele, on 8 October 1917..." - SOURCE (