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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Gardiner, Walter (1836)

Place of Birth: Happy Valley, SA

Age: 30 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 14 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1836            view online service record

199 Clark Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Nita Gardiner (wife)
199 Clark Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 16 August 1916
Ship: RMS Orontes
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

KIA: Friday, 12 October 1917
Place: Belgium

Private, 37 Infantry, killed in action 12 October, 1917, Belgium, aged 31, St Julien Dressing Station Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium.

Wife: Mrs Nita GARDINER, born Happy Valley, South Australia. A 39-year-old labourer, he enlisted with wife at 199 Clark Street, she died in 1921, medals were held in trust for their son, then with a guardian in Northcote. No circular returned.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 14, 2017 9.40 am 0Likes

    “A Wallie Gardiner of the 24th Reinf. who enlisted and came with me, a married man from Port Melbourne, Vic., a coal labourer, about 22 or 23 was wounded that day at Passchendaele … aeroplanes spotted us and I got a piece of shell in the head and dropped into a shell-hole. Gardiner was in the next shell-hole with two others and a shell burst there and Gardiner was wounded … Gardiner tried to get out of the hole and as he did a sniper got him, I think in the chest … I sang out to him ‘How are you, Wallie?’ and got no answer so I fancy it was serious … there was also a Sergt Wallie Gardiner, a Battalion man, wounded, but he is back” (Osborne, Cpl., 1889)

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