|Place of birth||Green Meadows, nr Napier, New Zealand|
|Address||5 Tressidor Avenue, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Ralph Gardiner, 54 Ormond Road, Gisborne, New Zealand|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Defence Cadets, NZ, and 3 years in the Territorials, NZ.|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company 9, Reinforcement 11|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/14/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||33rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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