Gambling, Pte. Lewis Andrew

A11993

WIA

Enlisted: 

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Gambling, Pte. Lewis Andrew
Courtesy Tamara Louks
Gambling, Pte. Lewis Andrew

Courtesy Tamara Louks

Courtesy Tamara Louks

Courtesy Tamara Louks

Additional Information:

21Oct41; HQ Coy, 10Sep43(WD); Ericcson, Nov43; Sigs, B. Coy HQ(23Aug44) 


WIA  Courtesy Kitchener Public Library.  Note the article lists France.  It should be Italy: https://static.wixstatic.com/media/3c17f0_c32b82ab99444eeb89464a59e7b7e37b~mv2.jpg


See example of complete soldier paybook.  Provided by Tamara Louks

https://3c17f03b-8940-4a42-aa6c-004e117dbca7.usrfiles.com/ugd/3c17f0_4298955650144f5d975fdc9774843870.pdf


Also See: Kenneth George Smart A11985


"Their names are Lewis Andrew Gambling (Right) and Kenneth George Smart (Left). Uncle Ken was originally from Stratford, Lewis from Preston (now Cambridge). They both lived post-war in Preston and fun fact, Ken married Lew's sister Helen. They were best of friends until their passing (Ken in 2005, Lewis 2009). In terms of relationship, my mother is Lewis' daughter."

 

"I do know my grandfather lied about his year of birth to enlist which I'm sure was not unusual.  His service record says 1921 but he was born in 1922."


"I would love to know more about the Liri Valley time. That is where my grandfather was wounded and ended his service. At that time, he was what they called "red blanketed" meaning they didn't think he would make it home."


Tamara Louks

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