War Dead – Albert Archer Gamble

Albert Archer Gamble was born in Leicester in 1884. He married Elizabeth in Leicester and they lived at No 5, Back of 26, Caroline Street. At the 1911 census the couple lived together at 38 Warrington Street in Leicester, along with their 3 year old daughter Evaline and their 1 year old son Albert Archer Gamble. Unfortunately, their son Albert Archer Gamble died at the age of just 4 in 1909.

Albert was in the 6th battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment, service number 11023. He signed up aged 29 on 1 August 1914 and was posted for duty on 4 September 1914. His medical records note that Albert was 5’4″ tall, had a flush complexion, brown hair and declared himself as an Anglican.

There was an issue in April 1915, when Albert was fined three day’s pay for misconduct. He also had numerous trips to get medical attention, including having issues with an injured hand, inflammation of the tonsils and scabies.

Albert died from his wounds whilst in action on the frontline on 1 August 1916. His life is commemorated at Heilly Station Cemetery in Méricourt-l’Abbé, France.