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Herbert James GARDNER

Regimental number199
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address44 Beach Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 8"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinSon, William Gardner, Burwood Boys Home, Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1916
Discharge date30 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Frce, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros, 24 Septenmber 1915 (jaundice); transferred to Lowlands Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 26 October 1915; to Anzac Base, 5 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 21 January 1916; rejoined Bn, Ismailia, 5 March 1916.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 8 March 1916 (dermatitis), and transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital; to Hospital Train No 4, 10 March 1916, and admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital (mumps); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 5 April 1916 (psoriasis).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Itonus' for duty in Australia, 10 June 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 8 July 1916; discharged, Melbourne, 30 January 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 September 1951
Age at death79
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 20, Grave No. 40), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARDNER Herbert James

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