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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: Military personnel file
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