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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.
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Part Of
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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