War Dead – Clement Henry Gamble

Clement Henry Gamble was born in 1895, the son of John and Jane Gamble from Australia.

Clement joined the Fifth Battalion of the Australian Infantry, with service number 6500. This battalion was involved in numerous front line operations, including the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. Clement died on 4 October 1917 at the age of 22 years old.

Clement is buried at the Aeroplane Cemetery in Belgium, and his reburial record is above. The Passchendaele Archives note:

“Private Clement Henry Gamble was buried by a shell. His mates later gave him a decent burial in the field.. Following the Armistice his remains were exhumed and laid to rest in the Aeroplane British Cemetery, Belgium, Plot V, row B, grave 13. His brother Robert James Gamble was killed in action, also at Passchendaele, on 8 October 1917. A third brother, Sergeant Harvey Lewis Gamble was safely returned to Australia. Harvey was discharged before the end of the war as a result of a petition from the people of the Winton/Benalla district following the deaths of his two brothers in the same week in October 1917.”