Tuesday 14 April 2009

Private Sydney Gardiner

Born on 21 May 1892 in Cheshire, England - son of Mrs. Agnes B. Gardiner, Cheshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Mallorytown, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current military service, previously served with the Yeomanry in England (three years) and the Cheshire Regiment (22 weeks), Church of England, height of 5 feet 8.25 inches, chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 1 December 1915 (number 639116) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 17 March 1918 - invalided to England on 21 March 1918.

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