Thomas Henry Clifton GARDNER

Regimental number584
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
Address2 Gordon Avenue, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Matilda Gardner, 2 Gordon Avenue, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For courage and initiative at a post near Meteren on 7 June 1918.
Recommendation date: 13 June 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'In broad daylight on morning of 7th June, 1918, near METEREN, this man was one of a party of three who captured two of the enemy. They afterwards visited another post and killed eight of the enemy after a fight. The post was very strongly held and but for the courage and initiative shown by the party they must have become casualties. The party was forced to evacuate the post on account of the extremely heavy machine gun fire which was opened on them from five different positions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 February 1956