William Henry GARDENER

GARDENER, William Henry

Service Number: 4713
Enlisted: 1 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Woolwich, England, 2 November 1871
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plasterer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 19 November 1916, aged 45 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Adelaide St Paul's Church Memorial Alcove
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World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4713, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4713, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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Private W. H. Gardener came to South Australia from Streatham, England, on June 29, 1912. He was a plasterer by trade, and was employed by Mr. John Kitson. He enlisted last February and left with reinforcements to the 27th Battalion on April 11. He was in Egypt for a few weeks, and thence he went to England. After a short stay there he was sent to France, and had only been there about two months when he died of wounds received in action on November 19. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 13 Jan 1917 (nla.gov.au)