Herbert William Gambell

Name

Herbert William Gambell

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

08/09/1918
34

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
M2/167752
Army Service Corps
596 Mechanical Transport Coy

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY
Panel 5, Column 2
Iran

UK Memorials

Not on the Weston memorials

Pre War

Born 17 January 1884 in Sheppey, Kent, son of Stephen & Susannah Gambell. 1901 Census: living with family in Westgate On Sea, Kent and working as a Carpenter. 1911 Census: Boarding at 80 Langney Road, Eastbourne, Sussex and working as a domestic chauffeur. Married Bertha Eliza Beavington on 22 September 1914. Lived at 39 King Gardens, Plymouth. Wife's address initially given as Oak Lodge, Duston, Northants. (She previously worked as a lady's maid at Wicken Park, Northants).

Wartime Service

Enlisted 11 December 1915 at Plymouth. Left Portsmouth for Basra on 17 July 1917. Qualified as a Heavy Lorry Driver. Suffered from Sandfly fever 14–20 May 1918. Died of malignant malaria due to Field Operations at Basra, Mesopotamia.

Additional Information

War gratuity of £14 awarded to wife Bertha and probate granted in London on 2 April 1919. Effects £393.19s.10d. His wife, Bertha, later lived in Weston where her parents were living on the 1911 Census.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer