Edward Harpur Gamble

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Admiral Edward Harpur Gamble, C.B., Royal Navy (6 September, 1849 – 17 November, 1925) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Gamble was educated at the Royal Naval School, New Cross.[1]

Gamble was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 3 September, 1872.[2]

Gamble was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1884.[3]

Gamble was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1891.[4] He was appointed in command of the screw frigate Raleigh on 4 May, 1892. On 8 December 1894, he left Raleigh and he was appointed in command of the new first class protected cruiser St. George the following day.[5]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Endymion in mid January 1896, remaining with her until the end of June. In mid September, he was appointed as Captain of the second class protected cruiser Talbot.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Cæsar on 14 April, 1899.[6]

Gamble was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 26 June, 1902.[7]

Flag Rank

Gamble succeeded Rear-Admiral Robinson in command of the Devonport Reserve Division on 3 January, 1906.[8] He was relieved on 3 January, 1907 by Rear-Admiral Harry S. F. Niblett.[9] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 11 April, 1908, vice Drury.[10]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 18 September, 1911, vice Robinson, and, in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, was placed on the Retired List on 19 September.[11]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral E. H. Gamble" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 21 November, 1925. Issue 44125, col C, p. 15.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George F. King-Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Racoon
22 Jul, 1890[12] – 29 Aug, 1890[13]
Succeeded by
Frank H. Henderson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Mohawk
16 Dec, 1890[14]
Succeeded by
Edward H. Bayly
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. St. George
10 Dec, 1894[15] – 28 Jun, 1895[16]
Succeeded by
George Le C. Egerton
Preceded by
Arthur Barrow
Captain of H.M.S. Endymion
14 Jan, 1896[17] – 27 Jun, 1896[18]
Succeeded by
William Wilson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Talbot
15 Sep, 1896[19][20] – 24 Mar, 1899[21]
Succeeded by
Archibald T. Carter
Preceded by
John P. Pipon
Captain of H.M.S. Cæsar
14 Apr, 1899[22][23] – 13 Sep, 1901[24]
Succeeded by
John Ferris
Preceded by
Arthur C. B. Bromley
Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships
20 Nov, 1901[25][26] – 11 May, 1904[27]
Succeeded by
Robert A. J. Montgomerie
Preceded by
Charles G. Robinson
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Devonport Reserve Division
3 Jan, 1906[28][29] – 3 Jan, 1907[30]
Succeeded by
?
 

Footnotes

  1. "Points from Letters" (Letters to the Editor). The Times. Wednesday, 25 November, 1925. Issue 44128, col E, p. 12.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 23893. p. 3923. 6 September, 1872.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25429. p. 27. 2 January, 1885.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26188. p. 4069. 31 July, 1891.
  5. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 16.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 15 April, 1899. Issue 35804, col F, p. 8.
  7. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27448. p. 4189. 26 June, 1902.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 4 January, 1906. Issue 37908, col C, p. 8.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 3 January, 1907. Issue 38220, col C, p. 4.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28128. p. 2850. 14 April, 1908.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28533. p. 6949. 22 September, 1911.
  12. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 16.
  13. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 16.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 236.
  15. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 16.
  16. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 16.
  17. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 16.
  18. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 16.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 301.
  20. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.
  21. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.
  22. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 15 April, 1899. Issue 35804, col F, p. 8.
  23. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.
  24. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.
  25. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 11 November, 1901. Issue 36609, col D, p. 10.
  26. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.
  27. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.
  28. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 4 January, 1906. Issue 37908, col C, p. 8.
  29. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.
  30. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.