The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant John Gamble

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: John Joseph Gamble

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 03/10/1965

Cause of Death: natural

Service and Life Before the Boer War: shearer, stockman. Lived at Leadville NSW.

Service Number: 9032 1st Brabant's Horse/33764 (BVC)

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable, Place of Enlistment: South Africa

Unit: 1st Brabant's Horse and Bushveldt Carbineers

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CPL, Date Effective: 13/09/1916

Murray Page: Not applicable, did not serve in an Australian unit.

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Ranee, Date of Sailing: 05/04/1901

Other Boer War Service: Served first with 1st Brabant's Horse enlisted 4/5/1900, discharged 12/11/1900, returned to Australia. Then back to South Africa. He then enlisted with Bushveldt Carbineers on 6/5/1901. Discharged from BVC 29/11/1901 and returned to Australia.

Memorial details: Soldiers' grave

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: 166 cm tall, 64 kg weight, of fair complexion with blue eyes and brown hair.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Wounded in action and taken POW at Englebrechts Drift on 10/10/1900 released 20-28 September 1900.

Service and life after the Boer War: Worked as a shearer, did not marry. Enlisted 3 August 1915, served as private then corporal 2661 in the 17 then 55 Battalions AIF, wounded twice in France.

Descendant Details>

Name of Descendant: Anthony John Barton Berry, Ocean Shores NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Josedph Gamble was my great uncle.

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