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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Gambling, Edward A Private. He enlisted from Preston and has returned there from service overseas.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_G_006
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Gambling, Edward A.
Gambling, Edward Alfred
Angell, Elizabeth
Gambling, James
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
29th Regiment
Place
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada [Place of immigration]
Greenwich, England, United Kingdom [Place of residence]
Sheerness, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Greenwich, England
Sheerness, England
Preston, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Edward Alfred Gambling enlisted as a Private in Berlin, Ontario on January 25th 1915. His religion was Church of England and his trade was an engineer. Prior military experience included service with the 29th Regiment and four years with the 6th City of London Rifles Regiment. He became a Trooper in the 2nd Canadian Divisional Cavalry Squadron, part of the First Hussars Battalion. Born in England on December 15th 1879 in Sheerness-on-Sea, Sheppey, Kent, he was the oldest of several siblings. The family lived in Greenwich. On April 11th 1903 he married Elizabeth Angell, aged 24, at Greenwich East Christ Church. They and their children emigrated in 1912, arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia and settling in Preston, Ontario. After the war the family continued to live in Preston where Edward worked for 32 years as an engineer for the local Public Utility Commission, retiring in 1952. Edward died on September 28th 1960 and is buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge, alongside Elizabeth, his wife, who died in July 1958. As a past president of the local Canadian Legion, a Legion Plaque marks the grave. He was survived by a son, three daughters and four grandchildren as well as his brother James of Preston and a brother and two sisters in England.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Gambling, Edward A Private. He enlisted from Preston and has returned there from service overseas.
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Gambling, Edward R. "Ted"

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Gambling, Edward R. “Ted” [clipping] 20 Jan 1940 Ed. R. Gambling [image] Edward R. Gambling, son
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Edward R. "Ted"
Soldier Last Name
Gambling
Rank
n/a
Regiment
29th Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
Accession Number
WW2_G_014
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Gambling, Edward R. "Ted"
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
29th Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
Place
Preston [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Preston, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Reproductions
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Gambling, Edward R. “Ted” [clipping] 20 Jan 1940 Ed. R. Gambling [image] Edward R. Gambling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gambling, Eagle Street, Preston, enlisted with the 29th Battery in Guelph, on Sept. 11, 1939. He was born in Greenwich, England, October 15, 1906, but lived in Preston practically all his life. Ted is well known in Preston sport circles, having played with a number of teams in Preston softball leagues as a pitcher of considerable ability. Before enlisting he was employed as a shoeworker. Ted’s father served in the last war. His religion is Anglican. Regimental No. A-28112.
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