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Regimental number2365
Date of birth27 October 1893
Place of birthPetersburg, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressOak Avenue, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 2.75"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Francis Churchill Gardiner, c/o Mrs R Brown, Oak Avenue, Hyde Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 June 1914
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38
Date: 29 April 1920

Discharge date19 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Captured by German forces at Pozieres, 22 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Arawa', 15 September 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 17 November 1918, for onward overland travel to Adelaide; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 9 December 1918.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 August 1978
Age at death84
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARDINER Edward

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