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Aaron and Mary Ann Gamble, Edward and Helen Gamble,
John and Catherine Gamble, Joseph and Amelia Gamble, Thomas and Ellen Gamble,



Aaron Gamble

Aaron Gamble aged 22 came Jan 1855 on the Shand as an Assisted British Immigrants
Aaron Gamble wed 1855 #2670 to Mary Ann Gordon and lived at Woodford
7 Children 1. Mary Ann Gamble 1856 - 1866 #6976 aged 10 years
2. James Gamble 1857 #11176
3. Margaret Ann Gamble 1860 #3616 lived 9 months
4. John Gamble 1862 #18336
5. Eliza Gamble 1863 #23782
6. Margaret Ann Gamble 1865 #25809
7. Unnamed Female Gamble 1867 #11943
2. James Gamble 1857 #11176 - 1911 #15230 aged 54, wed 1889 #8273 to Rose Anne Kearns 1870 #27181, and lived at Woodford
8 children 1. Joseph Gamble 1890 #8811
2. Aaron Gamble 1891 #38388
3. Jas Gamble 1896 #24522
4. Annie Gamble 1898 #15271
5. Jno Patk Gamble 1900 #15471
6. Elizth Gamble 1902 #22879
7. Mary Gamble 1904 #22393
8. Gerte Gamble 1906 #23074
6. Margt Ann Gamble 1865 #25809 wed 1892 #5972 to Henry Brewer 1868 #17480, 4 children

Edward Gamble

Edward Gamble aged 31, came Sep 1857 on the Commodore Perry
Edward Gamble from Ireland wed 1866 #132 to Helen Swanston born in Melbourne, and lived in Kyneton
Helen Gamble nee Swainston 1848 - 1945 #18792 aged 96, dau of Annie Connal and James Swainston died at Kyneton
4 Children 1. William Gamble 1868 #17254
2. Lenora Gamble 1870 #16726
3. James Swanston Gamble 1872 #3321
4. Desmond Gamble 1886 #5555

John Gamble

John Gamble 1812 - 1893 #12195, son of Ann Michie and James Gamble (names from deaths in Victoria Index), arrived in Melbourne on the Kent July 1865, ref P/2 His wife, Catherine Jane Graham, appears to have died before the family left Tyrone, Ireland,
Another arrival Unassisted shipping - the Mirzapore came Oct 1852 with Jane Gambell 40, John Gambell 14 and William Gambell 12.
2 Children 1. John Nathaniel Gamble 1840, and died 1904 at Benalla aged 65
2. William Graham Gamble 1845, died at Malvern 1897 #2156 aged 52.
1. John Nathaniel Gamble born in Tyrone, Ireland 1840 and died 1904 at Benalla aged 65, wed 1870 to Jane Weston 1854 - 1943, Children born in Benalla The Gravestone at Winton Cemetery reads "in loving memory of my husband JOHN GAMBLE died Aug 20th 1904 age 65 years also our sons EDWARD THOMAS who died 7th Dec 1911 age 24 years JAMES ROBERT killed in France Oct 8th 1917 age 33 years CLEMENCE HENRY killed in France Oct 4th 1917 age 22 years also JANE wife of John Gamble 1854 ? 1943 "a loving wife and mother "
13 Children 1. William Graham Gamble 1871 #14303 - 1926 aged 55
2. Ellen Gamble 1873 #7611 - 1955 aged 82
3. John Gamble 1875 #681 - 1957 aged 82
4. Mary Jane Gamble 1877 #6864 - 1964 aged 87
5. Margaret Victoria Gamble 1879-1963 aged 84, wed in Tasmania to James Robert Lee
6. Catherine Gamble 1881 - 1957 aged 76
7. Robert James Gamble 1884 #608 - 8 Oct 1917 aged 33 KIA
8. Edward Thomas 1886 #8057 - 7 Dec 1911 aged 24
9. Neil Evans Gamble 1888 #17775 - 1954 aged 66
10. Harvey Lewis Sidney Gamble 1890 #19870 - 1963 aged 72
11. Hilda Selina Har Gamble 1893 #914 - 1925 aged 32
12. Clemence Henry Gamble 1895 #9438 - 4 October 1917 aged 22 KIA,
13. Edna Wishart Grace Gamble 1898 #24118 - 1925 aged 26
1. William Graham Gamble 1871 wed 1897 to Edith Hannah Broadstock
5 Children 1. Doris Margaret Gamble 1898
2. Edith Mary Gamble 1900
3. Constance Lilian Gamble 18 Apr 1902 - 1975
4. William Graham Gamble 1904
5. John Nathaniel Gamble 1907
3. Constance Lilian Gamble 18 Apr 1902 - 1975 wed 1920 to Charles Grant Taylor
3. John Gamble 1875 wed 1897 #4932 to Annie Phillis Mcphee, no chn found
5. Margaret Victoria Gamble 1879-1963 aged 84, wed in Tasmania to James Robert Lee
there were 4 Tasmanian born children (all deceased)
7. Robert James Gamble 1884 #608 - 8 Oct 1917 aged 33 KIA, No 6055 in 24 Infantry Battalion, buried at Belgium 113 Birr Cross Roads Cemetery Zillebeke Service record can be viewed here
10. Harvey Lewis Sidney Gamble 1890 #19870 - 1963 aged 72, bricklayer, of Winton North, via Benalla, joined up 24 Jul 1915, No 4494 in the 13 Infantry Battalion - 13 to 18 Reinforcements (December 1915 - May 1916) Service record can be viewed here
12. Clemence Hy Gamble 1895 #9438 - 4 October 1917 aged 22 KIA, 6500 5 Infantry Battalion - 13 to 23 Reinforcements, buried at Belgium 88 Aeroplane Cemetery Ypres Service record can be viewed here
2. William Graham Gamble 1845 - 1897 #2156 aged 52, died at Malvern, wed 1879 #4715 to Alice Eva Hilder. Alice died 1883 aged 23 at Alfred Hospital,
2 Children 1. Emily Harriet Gamble 1880
2. Leslie Graham Gamble 1882

From web site trying to identify Sgt Major Robert John Gamble (who does not appear to be related to this family) - But taking into account the time between the Crimean War and WWI, could we be looking for the Sergeant-Major's grandsons rather than sons? There are two brothers who might fight the bill, both hail from Victoria (Winton North about 200km NE of Melbourne). One even has the same given names. They are:
1. Private Robert James Gamble, 6055, 24th Bn Australian Infantry. Born Winton North, Victoria, enlisted 8 September 1916 in Cootamundra NSW aged 32 years 8 months, killed in action 8 October 1917 in Belgium. He was a carpenter by trade.
2. Private Clemence Henry Gamble, 6500, 5th Bn Australian Infantry. Born Winton North, Victoria; enlisted 13 July 1916 in Melbourne at 21 years 2 months; killed in action 4th October 1917 in Belgium at age 22. He was a farmer by trade but had some military service in the Benalla district (details illegible). He saw action at places including Bullecourt in France, where he helped get his cousin and fellow Winton boy Victor Green, 6498, 5th Bn, onto a stretcher after he was wounded.
A 3rd brother also served in WWI but lived to come home: Sergeant Harvey Lewis Gamble, 4494, 54th Bn, enlisted 24 July 1915 at age 25, returned to Australia on 12 May 1918. He was a bricklayer by trade.
All three Gamble brothers were unmarried and listed their mother Jane Gamble nee Weston as their next of kin, their father John Nathaniel Gamble having died on 20 August 1904 aged 65 years. Jane must have had a difficult time: a memorial in Winton cemetary records the deaths of not only her husband and the two sons above, but also her son Edward Thomas Gamble died 7 March 1911 aged 24 and two daughters Hilda Gamble died 9 March 1925 age 32 and Edna Gamble died 20 April 1925 aged 26. Jane herself died in 1943 at about age 89 (she was born 1853/54)
A Rootswb entry
Also in memory of Victor Green, son of Robert Henry & Anna.... Died of wounds 22/04/1917 , France. Aged 21.
Also in memory of Clem Gamble from Winton Vic, killed in action 4th Oct 1917 in France and his brother Robert James Gamble killed in action 8th October 1917 in France. (cousins of Victor).

Joseph and Amelia Gamble

Joseph Charles Gamble from Leicester, wed 1882 #4589 to Amelia Aurelia Kerswill c1852 - 1924 from Mauritius, dau of Martha Caroline Merckel and Watkin Trench Kerswill, lived at Richmond, then Ballarat
8 children 1. Israel King Gamble 1883 #19097
2. Caroline Kerswell Gamble 1885 #15023 wed 1908 #7890 to Wm John Inglis 1884 #4411 son of Sarah Bull and Willima Inglis
3. Louie Thomasine Gamble 1889 #18269
1. Israel King Gamble 1883 #19097 son of born in Melb wed 1911 #3367 to Emily Jane Johns 1872 #16905 dau of Jane Blaney wed 1869 #2737 to Isaac Johns born at Kangaroo Flat, and lived at Musk Vale.
2 Children 1. Wilfred Isabel Gamble 1912 #5791
2. Edwin Chas Gamble 1912 #32806

Thomas Gamble

Thomas Gamble wed 1844 #88 to Ellen Barry at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne,
And which Ellen did Thomas Gamble marry?
Ellen Barry 17 (single woman 6) Housemaid, RC neither, Tipperary, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient may be sister to Mary Barry
Ellen Barry 19 (single woman 7) General Servant RC reads Kings Co, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Ellen Barry 27 (Single woman 21) House servant RC reads Tipperary arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Thetis source Bounty Immigrants
Ellen Barry wed Bartholomew Ryan in 1845 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne and had 5 chn from 1843 to 1852

Ellen Barry wed Thomas Gamble in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne and had 7 chn between 1845 and 1861
6 children 1. Matthew Gamble 1845 #1314 baptised at St James Church of England, and at St Francus Catholic church
2. Edward Gambol 1847 #2383 baptised at St Mary's Geelong, Catholic Church
3. Mark Thomas Gamble 1851 #22599 born at Kildare, baptised at Christ Church, CofE, Geelong
4. George Luke Gamble 1856 #9109 born at Colac
5. Elizth Gamble 1859 #2589 - 1859 #1513 lived 4 months
6. Eliza Gamble 1861 #20678 - 1930 #14651 aged 71, wed Lowry
1. Matthew Gamble 1845 #1314 wed 1871 #3869 to Mary Jane Hodgins born in Fermanagh, and lived in Colac
5 children Matthew Wm Gamble 1873 #1438
Thomas Arthur Gamble 1878 #7951
Frederick Adolphus George Gamble 1880 #7677
Albert Edgar Gamble 1887 #2040
Jos Hy Gamble 1889 #30010
2. Edward Gamble born in Geelong wed 1873 #287 to Martha Hodgins (indexed as Martin Hodgins) and lived at Colac
10 children 1. Edw George Gamble 1873 #8334
2. John Thomas Gamble 1875 #14859
3. Ernest West Gamble 1877 #14356
4. David Henry Gamble 1879 #14990
5. Edith Florence Gamble 1881 #15285
6. Martha Ette Gamble 1883 #15347
7. Lilly May Gamble 1885 #16549
8. Herbert Benjamin Gamble 1887 #18450
9. Evelyn Elizth Gamble 1890 #21653
10. Hilda Alicia Gertrude Gamble 1895 #19743
2.5. Edith Florence Gamble 1881 #15285 wed 1906 #5401 to Ambrose Geary 1881 #21241, and lived at Colac, 4 children
4. George Luke Gamble 1856 #9109 born at Colac, wed 1875 #2963 to Mary Ann Cath Isabella Lowry 1856 #8873 dau of Catherine Waters and Robert Lawry, born in Geelong
8 children 1. Mary Ann Gamble 1876 #8274
2. George James Gamble 1879 #8167
3. Kate Gamble 1881 #15293
4. Margaret Elizabeth Gamble 1884 #8374
5. Robert Gamble 1888 #10213
6. Wm Chas Gamble 1890 #21627 - 1891 #1154 lived 8 months
7. Albert Joseph Gamble 1892 - 1957 #24453 aged 64
8. Gertrude Veronica Gamble 1894 #2333
6. Eliza Mary Gamble 1861 #20678 - 1930 #14651 aged 71, wed 1880 #2826 to Robert Lowry born in Geelong, lived in Colac, then Melbourne
He is possibly son of Catherine Waters wed 1849 #711 to Robert Lowry and lived in Geelong.
11 children 1. Robert Lowry 1881 #8251 - 1937 #4031 aged 55
2. John Thomas Lowry 1882 #8159 - 1882 #4856 lived 6 weeks
3. Albert Edward Lowry 1883 #16232 - 1959 #2053 aged 75, born at Emerald Hill
4. Flor Valentine Lowry 1885 - 1886 #2585 lived 1 year
5. Ellen Isabel Lowry 1886 #20226 - 1950 #4425 aged 64 wed Mervy Shepherd
6. Mary Eliza Lowry 1887 #30247 - 1969 #12231 aged 82, wed Griffin
7. Wm James Lowry 1889 #33024
8. Percy Howard Lowry 1891 #5927 - 1965 #25915 aged 75
9. Josephine Maud Lowry 1892 #2186 - 1973 #21200 aged 80, born in Colac, wed Woodward
10. Agnes Eva Lowry 1894 #28190 - 1947 #2992 aged 51 did not marry
11. Walt Stanley Lowry 1897 #27205 - 1942 #6996 aged 44



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