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Charles GAMBLE

Regimental number4203
Place of birthKettering, Northampton, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBalingup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 4"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Gamble, 213 Bath Road, Kettering, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Discharge date27 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, Egypt, 9 February 1916; taken on strength of 1st Pioneer Bn, Serapeum, 17 March 1917.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

Found guilty, 6 October 1916, of being absent without leave from 9:00 pm, 1 October to 4:00 pm, 2 October 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 1 and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Admitted to Australian Corps Rest Station, 31 December 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 16 January 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 17 January 1917.

Granted leave, 16 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 28 July 1917; detached to 1st ANZAC Corps School, 6 August 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 26 August 1917; on leave to United Kingdom, 9 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 26 January 1918; detached for duty with 1st Australian Division, 15 April 1918; on leave to United Kingdom, 17 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 6 December 1918; marched out to England for industrial employment, 8 March 1919; granted leave, with full pay, from 21 March to 21 September 1919, reason: painter.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 22 September 1919; disembarked Perth, 4 November 1919; discharged, 27 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAMBLE Charles

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