Charles Edward GUMBLETON


Name: Charles Edward GUMBLETON  Q0029 
Born: 1870  Chepstow RD, Monmouthshire, Wales
Parents: George GUMBLETON Elizabeth MORGAN
Died:1932 Chepstow RD, Monmouthshire, Wales
Occupation:Major in the Salvation Army  Charles Edward GUMBLETON
Charles (left) with wife (right) and daughter
Spouse 1Frances Ellen NICHOLLS
Married 1909
Clithero RD, Lancashire, England
(Died 1952 East Glamorgan RD, Glamorganshire, Wales)
Child 1 R0075 Frances E GUMBLETON 1911
Major Charles Gumbleton had a lengthy obituary in War Cry.

He apparently made an unpromising start in the Salvation Army and suffered from a speech impediment. However, he believed that God would make him ready for His work and Charles went into a wood to pray, emerging some hours later, freed of his disability, which never returned.

After moving to Weston-Super-Mare he was accepted as an officer in the Salvation Army and trained under 'Miss Eva' Booth.

He received his first appointment in 1896, to Hednesford. Subsequent campaigns took him to Birmingham, South Yorks, Notts and Derby.

After his marriage in 1909 he held further appointments in Sheffield, Kirkaldy and Swansea.

Later he was appointed to the Welsh National Headquarters of the Salvation Army, as a 'spiritual special'.

He died whilst on a campaign in Ballymena, Ireland.

His funeral was held at Ballymena and a remembrance service conducted in the Belfast I Citadel. A further Funeral and memorial service were held in Cardiff.  

DateEventPlaceReference
1870 Dec Qr Birth registration of Charles Edward GUMBLETON Chepstow RD, Monmouthshire, Wales Civil registration birth registers
2 Apr 1871 Charles GUMBLETON (age 5m) living in West Newchurch, Monmouthshire in 1871 census West Newchurch, Monmouthshire, Wales 1871 census
3 Apr 1881 Charles E. GUMBLETON (age 10) living in West Newchurch in 1881 census West Newchurch, Monmouthshire, Wales 1881 census
31 Mar 1901 Charles E Gumbleton (age 30) living in 25 Arthur Terrace, Nottingham in 1901 census Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England 1901 census
1909 Dec Qr Marriage registration of Charles Edward Gumbleton Clithero RD, Lancashire, England Civil marriage registers
2 Apr 1911 Charles Ed Gumbleton (age 39) living in 11 Burgoyne Rd, Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1911 census Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England 1911 census
1914-18 World War I medals of Charles E GUMBLETON View details
1932 Obituary of Major Charles Gumbleton, 1932 View details
1953 Charles Edward GUMBLETON referenced in Obituary of Francis Gumbleton, nee Nicholls View details


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