Also known as
- Gardener AWMM
- George AWMM
- WWI 16/587 AWMM
- VX38674 AWMM
- V85818 AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 feet 10 1/2 inches AWMM
- Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
13 stone AWMM
- Other, Unknown Period AWMM
cataract left eye AWMM
- Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
George Gardiner was the son of Karehana and Rewa Gardiner of Tauranga, New Zealand.
Husband of Mary Gardiner. Father of Darcy Herbert Gardiner (WW2 800706)
Promoted from the ranks to Second Lieutenant on 29 February 1918 (Studholme 1928).
Quartermaster of Canterbury Mounted Rifles (Studholme 1928).
Died from acute peritonitis following a gun shot wound to the abdomen in 1941.
There is some confusion as to the exact date of George Gardiner's birth. His second enlistment in the Australian Army notes his date of birth as 3 August 1903. However, his original enlistment details in the New Zealand Army gives it as 1 February 1894. The New Zealand Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes do not show a birth for 1894 but do for 1902. Therefore, his true age at the time of his death is either 37 or 47, but unlikely to be 43 as officially recorded. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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From your great grand daughter Maree : you are not forgotten x
Public - Maree - Direct descendant - 24 April 2019
Public - Martin - Researcher - 3 September 2017
Hi from Ireland,
Just encountered George's site while researching the Serbian award of Cross
of Karageorge. My grand uncle, who served with the New Zealand Engineers,
was also awarded this decoration in 1916. Not forgotten.
I am Evelyn, daughter of Parata Ngatai Gardiner, who was a son of George Gardiner.
Public - Evelyn Margaret Dudley nee Gardiner - Direct descendant - 26 April 2017
In memory of George Gardiner from his grandson Darcy (father - George Augustine) and his wife (Alison) and kids (George's great grand-kids - Tiana & Leon).
Public - Darcy Alison Tiana Leon - Other Relative - 21 April 2015
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Vol1: 254 AWMM
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p. 103 AWMM
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Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
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|24 April 2019||Maree||Tauranga, New Zealand||Direct descendant||
|12 August 2017||Brian ||Wollongong NSW Australia||Direct descendant||
|26 April 2017||Evelyn Margaret Dudley nee Gardiner||Stratforn New Zealand||Direct descendant||
|26 March 2016||Lorraine M||Gisborne, NZ||Researcher||
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