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Darcy Herbert Gardiner

Portrait, Darcy Herbert Gardiner (800706), Bari, Italy 1944 (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Darcy Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Gardiner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    D'arcy AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 800706 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 October 1922 AWMM WhakataneWhakatane AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 22 June 1940 AWMM Napier Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J.W. Gardiner (father), Queenstown, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 22 June 1940 AWMM
    Age 17 AWMM
    Cannister maker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Bari, shot in the forearm, lost a shoulder blade AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Darcy Gardiner was the son of Mary Gardiner, Wainui Street, Point Chevalier, Auckland and George Gardiner (16/587; VX38674; V85818) who was killed in WW2.

    Embarkation Roll has a father listed as next of kin with an address as Queenstown. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    • 3 April 1964 AWMM
      Age 40 AWMM
    • 3 April 1964 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Burial K Row 10, Plot 91 AWMM
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  • In memory of my Uncle and namesake, from Darcy (father - George Augustine), Alison and the kids (Tiana & Leon)
    Public - Darcy Alison Tiana Leon - Other Relative - 21 April 2015

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 13 AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM


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21 April 2015Darcy Alison Tiana LeonPalmerston NorthOther Relative
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