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Allen Grindell GARDINER

Regimental number666
Place of birthGreen Meadows, nr Napier, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSecretary
Address5 Tressidor Avenue, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Ralph Gardiner, 54 Ormond Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Defence Cadets, NZ, and 3 years in the Territorials, NZ.
Enlistment date13 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 9, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Discharge date26 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched in to 9th Training Bn, Durrington, 29 August 1917, and transferred to 33rd Bn Details. On Command at School of Instruction, Kandahar, 3 December 1917; rejoined unit, 18 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 February 1918; taken on strength, 12 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 30 March 1918 (gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance; discharged to duty, 30 March 1918.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 17 April 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 9th Field Ambulance; transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 18 April 1918; to Ambulance Train No 37, 18 april 1918, and transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1918; to England, 21 April 1918, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, 22 April 1918; discharged on furlough, 15 May 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 May 1918; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 22 June 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 17 July 1918; rejoined unit, 25 July 1918.

Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 31 August 1918 (gun shot wound, left elbow), and admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 37th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 36, 1 September 1918, and transferred to 5th General Hospital, 2 September 1918; to England, 3 September 1918, and admitted to Whitecross Hospital, Warrington, 4 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 23 December 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 7 February 1919; arrived Melbourne, 24 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 26 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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