Boer War Royal Welsh Fusiliers Medal Pair to deceased Corporal
. He attested into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 18th April 1898. There are 2 medals rolls for the Queen’s South Africa Medal confirming the 5 clasps though it is important to note that he is marked as DECEASED on the roll for the Orange Free State Clasp dated 9th March 1903. The Medal Roll for the King’s South Africa Medal also confirms the he is recorded as DECEASED.
Albert Gambles is referred to in an intriguing comment in The Weekly Standard and Express, June 16th 1900. In an article about a fellow Royal Welsh Fusilier from Rishton the soldier is quoted as saying “Albert Gambles was sent to this hospital, sick, from Modder Spruit, near Ladysmith, but now I cannot find him anywhere, but I expect he is all right…” It was believed by family members that Albert Gambles had been murdered as the result of a card game in South Africa. His father, as noted on his service papers, was John Thomas Gambles of 86 Spring Street, Rishton, Lancashire.
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