Oscar Norton Gambrill

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
Naturalisation Natural born British subject
Residence after the war London, Egypt
Died 21.07.1956 Egypt

Service #1

Service number 978
Enlisted 19.01.1915
Place of enlistment 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


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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'.