Dr. F. W. Gamble, F.R.S., Mason Professor of Zoology in the University of Birmingham, died at Alvechurch, Worcestershire, on Tuesday, at the age of 57.
Frederick William Gamble was born in Manchester on July 13, 1869, son of the late Mr. William Gamble, and the late Mrs. Gamble, of Brantfall, Arnside, Westmorland. He was sent to Manchester Grammar School, and passed on to Manchester University, where he graduated B.Sc. with first-class honours in 1891, and obtained the Bishop Berkeley Fellowship in 1892. He also studied at Leipzig University. Returning to Manchester, he became lecturer and demonstrator in zoology, and afterwards served as assistant director of the University Zoological Laboratories. He took a degree of D.Sc. in 1900, and in 1907 was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. In 1909 he was appointed to the chair of Zoology at Birmingham. Professor Gamble was president of the Zoology Section at the British Association meeting at Toronto in 1924. He was author of "Animal Life," 1908, and "The Animal World," 1911, and edited the fifth, sixth, and seventh editions of "Practical Zoology," by Marshall and Hurst. He also contributed many papers to scientific journals.