Gamble, Air Mechanic Class II Harold Edmund (906)

attached to No 4 Sqn RFC

Harold Gamble came from Leadville, NSW, and was 23 and living in Rosebery while working as a Bank Clerk when he enlisted in No 4 Sqn AFC in Sydney on 24 July 1916. He departed from Melbourne on HMAT A5 Omrah on 17 January 1917. After arrival in the UK he was posted to the Wireless School at Castle Bromwich before going to France in August. On arrival on the Western Front he was briefly posted to No 6 Sqn RFC before moving to No 4 Sqn RFC in September. No 4 Sqn was an RE 8 unit then based at Abeele aerodrome in the Ypres sector of the Front.

He was killed in action on 22 October 1917, probably while working as a wireless operator with an artillery battery to receive information from an RE 8.

AMII H E Gamble has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial and the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

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