James Harold Gamble

James Harold 


1897 - 1915
Rank Private
Service no.3798
DiedAugust 9, 1915



James Harold

George Baxter Gamble & James Harold Gamble

Two boys born to an unmarried Sarah Gamble-George Baxter 1892
James Harold 1897

In 1900 Sarah married Thomas Vann who had four children with his first wife –
Thomas H 1880
AlmaB 1883
Florence H 1885
Walter 1888

As a married couple t.1tey had five further children – Elsie May 1901
Dora Mabel 1903
Horace William 1906
Cyril Francis 1909
Edna G 1911

In 1901 census the family lived at 166 Mount Rd., Leic.and Thomas was a bootlaster.
In 1911 census the family lived at 130 Mount Rd. and George was listed as a boot machinist.

James joined the Territorial army aged 17 whilst working as a shoehand then enlisted in the Notts and Derbyshire Reg in June 1914. He embarked for France on 11.11.1914 and was KIA on 09.08.1915. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.