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Nottingham
He was the son of Samuel Gamble of 114 Red Lion Street Nottingham. In 1911 Frederick lodged with Henry and Martha Lee and their five children at 7 Stanhope Street Sneinton Nottingham. Gamble cited Gertrude Needham, his partner and mother of his daughters Gertie and Eliza, as next of kin.
He was a carter on enlistment.
21 Oct 1917
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Frederick Gamble, Gertrude Needham and their children were living at 4 Woburn Street Colwick Street Sneinton Nottingham at the time of his enlistment in 1916.
Private
11th Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Probably a conscript, Gamble attested 20/3/1916. He was unable to sign his name and stood five feet two and five eighths of an inch tall. Initially he was drafted into 3rd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. There exists no record of his transfer to the Royal Scots.
In February 1921 Gertrude Needham received the following communication.'I beg to inform you that an identity disc has been recovered from the body of the late 47889 Private Frederick Gamble Royal Scots. But it is regretted that owing to the exhumation of the body the disc in question after disinfection has rather a disagreeable odour which is quite harmless and not injurious to health. Would you please inform me in what manner you desire same to be disposed of - to be forwarded to you or destroyed? Stamped addressed envelope enclosed for reply.' The Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour is underpinned by non-judgemental ideological neutrality. However, the above communication seems staggeringly insensitive. David Nunn
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