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Wilfred Cleveland GARDINER

Regimental number913
Place of birthFerguson Western Australia
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressDardanup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H Gardiner, Dardanup, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Jeancourt on 18 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918

Military Medal

'During operations east of JEANCOURT on 18th September, 1918, Corporal GARDINER displayed great dash and initiative. In the face of heavy machine gun fire, he rushed forward and captured - single handed - a gun and crew which was holding up the advance near GRAND PRIEL WOOD.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 5095 Lance Corporal Keith Menzies GARDINER, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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