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Full Name
Ernest Walter Gambling
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Ernest Walter
Surname
Gambling
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
12/3020
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
Edward Gambling (father), Paeroa, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Railway-Station, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • 7th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
  • 15 August 1914
  • 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Moeraki or Monowai
Destination
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
253
Campaigns
  • Samoa
  • Western Front
Last Unit Served
Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
3 July 1916
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France
Grave Reference
II. C. 23.
Biographical Notes
Ernest Gambling was the son of Edward and Emily Gambling, of Paeroa, New Zealand. Also served in Samoa.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum