Friday 17 April 2009

Private Henry Gardner

Born on 1 September 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Olive Gardner, Liphook, England - son of Nellie Gardner, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carpenter, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, blue eyes, red hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 March 1915 (number 410277) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 3 or 4 September 1916 - invalided to England on 23 September 1916 - died of his wounds in England on 22 February 1917 - buried in Bramshott (St. Mary) Churchyard (grave I.K.1), England.

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