Pte Gamble Clement Henry

  • Geboortejaar: 1895
  • Geboorteplaats: Winton North, Victoria, Australië
  • Datum van overlijden: 04/10/1917
  • Plaats van overlijden: Molenaarelsthoek, België
  • Doodsoorzaak: Killed in action (K.I.A.)
  • Leeftijd: 22
  • Beroep: Landbouwer
  • Land: Australië
  • Rang: Private
  • Service nummer: 6500
  • Dienstneming datum: 13/07/1916
  • Dienstneming plaats: Melbourne, Victoria, Australië
  • Laatst gekende eenheid: Australian Infantry, 5th Bn.
  • Strijdmacht: Australian Imperial Force


Extra informatie

Private Clement (or Clemence) Henry Gamble of the 5th Battalion, part of the 1st Australian Division (2nd Brigade) was a farmer from Winton North, Victoria. Clem Gamble embarked from Melbourne on during October 1916 after enlistment 13th July 1916 at the age of 21.
During the Battle of Broodseinde, part of the Barttle of Passchendaele, on 4th October 1917 the 5th
Battalion stood reserve. Early in the morning of the 4th , the 8th, 7th and 6th Battalions moved up
to positions of assembly just in rear of the front line.
At 5.30 the Germans put a barrage down on the assembly position. At 06.00 the Britisch barrage
opened and troops moved forward.
The first objective was taken on time, also second objective. The Germans put a heavy barrage
down on the old front line and caused heavy casualties. 6 officers and about 50 other ranks became
casualties, .among them Clem Gamble, age 22.
Private Clement Henry Gamble was buried by a shell. His mates later gave him a decent burial in
the field.. Following the Armistice his remains were exhumed and laid to rest in the Aeroplane British Cemetery, Belgium, Plot V, row B, grave 13.
His brother Robert James Gamble was killed in action, also at Passchendaele, on 8 October 1917
A third brother, Sergeant Harvey Lewis Gamble was safely returned to Australia. Harvey was discharged before the end of the war as a result of a petition from the people of the Winton/Benalla district following the deaths of his two brothers in the same week in October 1917.