Andrew PARDEY

PARDEY, Andrew

Service Number: 510
Enlisted: 22 July 1915
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, April 1898
Home Town: Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith Stricker
Died: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2 August 1969, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
Anglican_1, section 46, Lot 57
Memorials: Wickham "Citizens of Wickham" Volunteers Honour Roll, Wickham St James' Anglican Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

22 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 510, 30th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 510, 30th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 510, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
31 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 30th Infantry Battalion
21 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 510, 30th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

The saddest gravesite at Sandgate Cemetery, Forgotten Diggers of The Great War.

52 years ago today, on the 7th August 1969, Driver Andrew Pardey, 30th Battalion (Reg No-510), blacksmith’s striker from Wickham Street, Wickham, New South Wales and 5 Zara Street, Newcastle, N.S.W. and Hill Crest, Kings Road, Cooranbong, N.S.W., father of one? was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 71. ANGLICAN 1-46. 57.

Born at Wickham, New South Wales April 1898 to Albert A (died 1897) of Grey Street, Wickham, New South Wales, and Margaret Ellen (died 1940, re-married as JOHNSON) Pardey of Cooranbong, N.S.W.), husband of Elsie Helens Pardey nee Peterson (married 1923, Wickham, N.S.W., died 1953, Wyong, N.S.W.), Andrew enlisted July 1915 at Newcastle, N.S.W.

Admitted to hospital 15.8.1916 (tonsilitis), Andrew returned home May 1919, being discharged on the 2nd July 1919.

Mr. Pardey’s name has been inscribed on the Wickham Superior Public School Roll of Honour and the Wickham Municipal District Roll of Honour Board (1).
Older brothers Harold (17th Battalion & 1st Australian Camel Battalion, Reg No-1761, KIA 11.4.1918) and Leslie James (35th & 55th Battalions, Reg No-871, DOW 12.10.1917, Battle of Polygon Wood) awaiting memorialisation same location.

The headstone inscription tells us of the passing of the Pardey brother’s parents, but there is no inscription for Andrew to tell us he is resting here, so November 2017 I placed a cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service.

There is no memorial inscription to tell us of the supreme sacrifice during The Great War of sons Harold and Leslie, now also long forgotten, so September 2017 I placed 2 memorial crosses adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the memorialised grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of their service.

I will be submitting an application to DVA asking for a Commonwealth War Graves Plaque to be placed at the gravesite to restore Honour and Dignity to Andrew.

Lest We Forget.

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