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Archibald GAMBLE

Regimental number1091
Place of birthNorth Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMason
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Alice Gamble, 5 Cunningham Street
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in the senior cadets
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
FateKilled in Action
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Date of death27 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
32
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew and Alice GAMBLE, 5 Cunningham Street, North Sydney
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked, Sydney, 18 October 1914.

Admitted (measles) to No. 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 5 March 1915; discharged to duty, 8 March 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Reported wounded and missing, 27 April 1915.

Court of Inquiry held onboard HMT Z23, 24 March 1916, pronounced fate 'killed in action, 27 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAMBLE Archibald

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