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(Parents: Alexander John Gamble and Margaret Jane Parr) lst grandchild of Alexander Dill Gamble and Fanny O’Donnell b. 22 September, 1897 at Spencers Gully, Warialda District, Graman NSW
d. 26 September 1917, Western Front, France Interred: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery 1.75 miles South West of Poperinghe, Belgium
Plot XIX, Row C, Grave No. 20A as Robert Alexander Gamble In remembrance of his ultimate sacrifice – 100 years ago
First Grandchild of Alexander Dill Gamble and Fanny (O'Donnell) Gamble. Son of Alexander John and Margaret Jane (Parr) Gamble.
Originally enlisted at Moree, NSW on 11th September 1915, assigned to the lst Australian Light Horse Regiment, proceeded to Liverpool NSW. It was here on 20th December 1915 that he deserted the Imperial Forces, only to re-enlist on 25th September 1916 at the Show Ground Camp Sydney, as Robert Alexander Gamble, where he was assigned to 60th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement, Australian Infantry 15th Brigade.
Embarking from Sydney 3rd November 1916 on board HMAT A19 Afric and disembarking at Plymouth 9th January 1917, thence into Hurdcott Training Camp. Proceeding to France via Folkestone 5th April 1917 and marching into Base Depot on 7th April 1917.
Battalion taken by force on 20 April 1917. Marched out to Pigeon Course Field 4 July 1917. Received gunshot wounds to left leg and right arm in action in the field, 25th September 1917 at the Battle of Polygon Wood. Transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, however, died from those wounds on 26th September 1917, just 4 days following his 20th birthday.