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Robert James GAMBLE

Regimental number6055
Date of birth20 March 1884
Place of birthNorth Winton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBuilding contractor
AddressCulcairn PO, Culcairn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Gamble, Winton North, Victoria
Enlistment date9 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 31 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialBirr Cross Roads Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 2), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Jane GAMBLE, Winton North, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4494 Sergeant Harvey Lewis Sydney GAMBLE, 54th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918; 6500 Pte Clemence Henry GAMBLE, 5th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917; Related by marriage: 3509 Pte Leslie James WAIN MM, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919; 6498 Pte Victor GREEN, 5th Bn, died of wounds, 22 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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