Born 1886 at Bingham, Notts.

Baptised 26th October 1886, St Mary and All Saints, Bingham.

Died 23rd January 1923, age 36, Bingham district

1891 Census

Age 4 and living with father William H., 30, born in Great Gonerby, Lincs, a plate layer, mother Betsy 29, born in Long Bennington and sister Alice 8 months. They lived on Morris Row, Bingham.

1901 Census

Age 14 employed as an ordinary agricultural labourer living with father William 40, agricultural labourer and mother Betsy née Pepper 39, a lace clipper working at home and sisters Alice 10, and Nellie 8. They lived on Fairfield Street, Bingham, Notts.

1911 Census

Age 24 employed as an asylum attendant at Notts. County Asylum.

1914 Electoral Register

Notts. County Asylum.

Military Service

No military record found apart from Medal Rolls Index Cards. The Saxondale Annual Reports of the Chief Medical Officer record state he was in the Royal Garrison Artillery and was a night attendant at the hospital.

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 56308

Military Unit: 7th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 7.10.1915

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Notts. County Asylum, Saxondale

1921 Census

Address: Notts County Mental Hospital

Employment: male staff nurse

Household: living in hospital

Other information

Edward Gamble died from tuberculosis in 1923.

He is not on the Radcliffe on Trent or Saxondale Memorials but since there is a person on the Radcliffe War Memorial who also died in 1923, we have categorised Edward Gamble as ‘war dead’ pro tem.

A pension record card for him was partially completed in 1921, giving his regiment, service number and his address of School Hill, Bingham but no details of disability or pension payments are given. However, there are notes on the card which imply that there was correspondence between his widow and the authorities, the last date entered being 20.6.23. No wife recorded in 1921 census and no marriage registration found.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Worked in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent at Notts. County Asylum