The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant John Gamble|
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.