Oscar Norton Gambrill

Oscar Norman Gambrill's monument
Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery

Born 1.02.1895

Place St Petersburg, Russia

Ethnic origin British

Religion Church of England

Father Richard John Wallace Gambrill, merchant

Mother Nellie Susan Franklin


Wife Madeline Bertha Brooks, married 1927 Richmond South, UK

Residence before arrival at Australia 'I have resided long in Russia before the war' (Gambrill)

Arrived at Australia
from Wellington, New Zealand
on 12.05.1914
per Willochra
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Longreach, Qld

Occupation 1915 station hand, 1919 clerk, 1927 tobacco salesman, 1931 trader, 1955 company director

service number 978
enlisted 19.01.1915
POE Longreach, Qld
unit 2nd Light Horse Regiment; 5th DAC; 5th Aust. Div HQ
rank Private, Gunner, Driver
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916-1918, England, 1918-1919
discharged 21.12.1919 in London

Naturalisation Natural born British subject

Residence after the war London, Egypt

Died 21.07.1956 Egypt


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Oscar Norton Gambrill, from St Petersburg, applied for a discharge in England from the AIF in 1919 to take up a job in southern Russia for a British firm, arguing that, 'As I resided long in Russia before the war I am well qualified to fill this post'.