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Henry Rice GARDENER

Regimental number2273
Date of birth19 August 1878
Place of birthHampstead, London, England
SchoolHampstead Board School, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCaretaker
Addressc/o British Medical Association, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jennie Louisa Gardener, c/o British Medical Association, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the British Army in the South African War, 1899-1902 (Queen's Medal with four bars; King's Medal with two bars).Subsequently enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery, England.
Enlistment date27 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Stationary Hospital 1, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/70/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Stationary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 6 August 1915
Discharge date31 October 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli (contracted illness), invalided to Australia, 3 August 1915; discharged as medically unfit, December 1915. Re-enlisted in the Army Pay Corps for Home Service; contracted illness; discharged, 31 October 1916.

Cause of death: tuberculosis
Date of death5 July 1926
Age at death47
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 9 East, Grave 3), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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