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John William GARDINER

Regimental number57606
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShearer
AddressKevidalla via Cloncurry, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinBrother, G T Gardiner, Broxbourne, Pittsworth, Queensland
Enlistment date25 February 1918
Place of enlistmentCharters Towers, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameQueensland Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date30 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Orontes', 5 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, 11 August 1918; marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 12 August 1918.

Admitted to hospital, Hurdcott, 1 September 1918 (mumps); transferred to Isolation Hospital, Salisbury, 15 September 1918; transferred to Military Hospital, Fovant, 24 September 1918 (pleurisy). Transferred to 9th Bn Reinforcements whilst in hospital, 4 October 1918; transferred to 3rd Southern General Hospital, 19 October 1918; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 December 1918; discharged on furlough, 20 December 1918. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoa', 28 March 1919.

Admitted to hospital whilst at sea, 16 April 1919 (pleurisy); discharged to duty, 2 May 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 15 May 1919. Discharged Brisbane, 30 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal

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