Armed Forces: Service record: Benjamin John Gumbleton


Short service attestation: Benjamin John Gumbleton
No:
3507
Name:
Benjamin John Gumbleton
Corps:
Coldstream Guards
Parish where born:
Whaddon
Near town of:
Salisbury
County:
Wilts
British subject:
Yes
Age:
18 years 1 month
Trade or calling:
Labourer
Resided out of father's house for 3 years:
No
Married:
No
Ever sentenced to imprisonment:
No
Belong to any service unit:
Yes 3 Wilts Regt
Have you aver served in Her Majesty's Army:
No except in Militia in which I am still serving
Truly stated previous military experience:
Yes
Ever been rejected as unfit:
No
Willing to be vaccinated:
Yea
What corps are you enlisting for:
The Coldstream Guards
Did you receive and understand notice:
Yes
Date:
3 April 1900
Age:
18yrs 1 month
Eyes:
Blue
Hair:
Black
Height:
5 feet 9¾ inches
Weight:
136 lbs
Minimum chest:
33 inches
Maximum chest:
35 inches
Complexion:
Florid
Religion:
C of E
Distinguishing marks:
Tattoo marks on left & right wrists
Medical examination:
Fit for army
Date
22 march 1900
Service towards limited engagement reckons from:
3.4.1900
Joined at:
London
Joined on:
5.4.1900
Next of kin:
Father George, Mother Elizabeth - Whaddon Nr Salisbury, WIlts. Brothers William, Harry, Walter (older). Sisters alice, Martha (older)
Date of discharge
7 Sept 1900
Place of discharge:
London
Age at discharge:
18 years 6 months
Discharged in consequence of:
His having been found medically unfit for further service
Conduct & character:
Good
Special qualifications:
Nil
Statement of service:
158 days.
CorpsBattn. or Depot Promotions &c Army rank Dates
Coldstream Guards 3 Attested Pte 3.4.1900
Discharged medically
'Medically unfit'
Pte 7.9.1900

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