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Duncan Eric Gardner

Portrait of Major Duncan Eric Gardner, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 / F1121 15. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major Duncan Eric Gardner, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 / F1121 15. Image is subje …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Duncan Eric AWMM
  • Surname
    Gardner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1000 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 January 1891 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 21 November 1914 AWMM Terrace End, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Kezia Mary Gardner (mother), Terrace End, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1000 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served with NZ Volunteers prior to WWI. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 21 November 1914 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded twice. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • CO (Commanding Officer) of 4 (Howitzer) Battery, NZFA, 1916-18.

    Appointed Major with Waimarino & Ruapehu Battalions, Home Guard, 1942. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    14 May 1969 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
    BalcluthaOtago AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Having walked the beach of Anzac Cove myself, it is difficult to imagine the extreme conditions endured, it was so peaceful at this time. My thoughts were with how our grandfather managed to survive.
    Public - Matthew - Other Relative - 22 April 2015



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24 April 2015LloydLower Hutt, New ZealandOther Relative
22 April 2015MatthewNew ZealandOther Relative

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