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Sussex Country, New Brunswick

Galloway Cows in Sussex, New Brunswick

William Henry Seymour Gamblin (1854-1917) and Ester Ann Kirkpatrick Gamblin (1834-1917)  in 1905

Sussex Country, New Brunswick

William and Joanna Gamblin Original Homestead in 2001

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Family of William Gamblin (1775-1851) and Joanna Seymour (1787-1851)

A Family Tradition of Serving in the Military
as a Registered Nurse (RN)

Nursing Sister  Anna Pearl Gamblin (1892 - 1975)
Nursing Sister Jeanne Gamblin (1890 - 1966)

Both Anna and Jeanne were sisters from Sussex who joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps as Officers with the rank of Nursing Sister (NS) when Anna was 24 and Jeanne was 28. They serves as part of the CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE during World War One.

And the Tradition Continues Today with Living Descendants
Susan Jean Fay, Colonel USAF Nurse Corp (Ret)
3rd Great Granddaughter of William Gamblin
Sean William Seymour Gamblin
4th Great Grandson of William Gamblin
An RN working in the Ottawa General ICU in 2023 
Also remember deceased Civilian Nurses in our Family
Vivian Susanna Soper, (1906 - 1994)
Great Granddaughter of William Gamblin
Thelma Victoria Gamblin, (1924 - 2016)
2nd Great Granddaughter of William Gamblin

Reita Geraldine Carson, (1926 - 1944)
3rd Great Granddaughter of William Gamblin
Violet Muriel Smith, (1934 - 1998)
Wife of 3rd Great Grandson of William Gamblin

Stories from Gamblin Family Members Serving the Military During WW One and WW Two

World War One Story from
Charles Melburne Johnston (1893 - 1978)
HERBERT JOHNSTON (1866 - 1954) and
MARGARET GAMBLIN (1867 - 1953)'s 2nd Son

World War One Experiences
(by his great-grandson Paul Johnston)
Memories of World War One Written and Oral
Lieutenant Colonel Harold Seymour Gamblin's (1897 - 1988)

Click to read 2018 Version of Harold's Memories of World War One

Click below  to hear the oral version
The Casualty - - a "rather humorous thing" that occurred in March 1918 about a buddy who thought he was wounded. Recorded in the late 1970's.

The Whole Story - - this selection runs 1 hour!  Recorded in the late 1970's.

More New Information from the Chown Family of
Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick
New information clarifies how George Hornibrook's
Family is connected to Joanna and William Gamblin

William Gamblin was born in  wiveliscombe, Somersetshire, England in 1775.  Wiveliscombe is about 200 kilometers West of London at the intersection of B3227 and B3188 toward the Cornwall coast.  He was apprentice to a blacksmith, and joined the Royal Marines, Plymouth Division, on January 3, 1805 at the age of 29. He enlisted in Taunton.  In 1810, he married Joanna Seymour, and they came and settled in English Settlement, New Brunswick, Canada, when it was a wilderness in 1819.  (Today, English Settlement is located in Pearsonville and Highfield which is South of the Trans-Canadian Highway Route 2 about 8 km NW of Sussex.) Both are buried in the Woodland United Church Cemetery, Pearsonville, New Brunswick, Canada.  Unfortunately, there is no grave stone.

An alternative background for William and Joanna has been proposed by family members and was included in research done by Colonel Frederick H. Mills in July,1950.  The findings show William Gamblin fought at the Battle of Traflagar in 1805, and Joanna Seymour was a daughter of a Nobleman - - a direct descendant from the family of which Jane Seymour, wife of King Henry VIII, was an illustrious member, and whose brother was her progenitor.

William Gamblin Homestead in 2001
William and Joanna Gamblin's 1819 Homestead in August 2018
Gamblin Road Sign in Cole's Island, NB, Canada
Gamblin Road Sign in Coles Island, NB, Canada, in August 2015 is now an unmarked logging road

Canadian Contact
Evan R. Gamblin 

United States Contact
Ken and Susan Barbi

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