John Gamble was the son of James and Eliza Gamble. The family were originally lived on the Ballymena area but moved to Kilrea about 1884. John Gable was born in Kilrea on 11th April 1895. He was on of 10 known children. Johnís mother died on the eve of Christmas on 23rd December 1899. John was just four years old. His father was a railway porter. John Gamble enlisted in Glasgow around 1912. On 28th October 1914 he was wounded at Ypres and as a result spent some time in hospital. After returning to the front, Private John Gamble was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards when he was killed in action when he shot through the head by a sniper in Belgium on 27th July 1915.
Cambrin is a village about 24 kilometres north of Arras and about 8 kilometres east of Bethune, on the road to La Bassee. Cambrin Churchyard Extension is on the south side of the main road, 200 metres from the Mairie. The Commonwealth plot will be found behind the church.