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Walter Morris Felix GAMBLE

Regimental number2492
Place of birthEdinburgh Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAsylum Reserve, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Dr M Gamble, Asylum Reserve, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date28 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF59
Promotion date: 9 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 28 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He kept his battery in action during an enemy counter attack in spite of a heavy barrage. When all his ammunition was expended he took command of a platoon, and led them with great ability throughout the operations. He displayed the greatest coolness and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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