Date of birth
George Francis Friend Gardiner born the 5th October 1894 to Thomas and Margaret Public - Christopher James - Other relative - 22 August 2016 - Family papers
Place of birth
Lower Hutt Public - Christopher James - Other relative - 22 August 2016 - Family papers
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Care of W. Struthers, Nukumaru, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Labourer Wimbledon District, then moved to Perth Western Australia Public - Christopher James - Other relative - 22 August 2016 - Family papers
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Thomas Gardiner (father), Wimbledon Hotel, Wimbledon, via Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
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George Francis Friend Gardiner
George Francis Friend Gardiner was born in Lower Hutt on the 5th October 1894 to Thomas and Margaret Gardiner.
He enlisted on the 14th of June 1915.On the 14th August 1915 he boarded the troopship Tofua in Wellington, as a trooper, with his unit the Wellington Mounted Rifles.
The Tofua was in convoy with the Willochra, a total of 2,363 persons of the 6th reinforcements departed New Zealand that day.Their destination was Egypt and on the 19th September 1915
George would spend the next 4 years and 40 days serving his country in Egypt, Lemnos in Greece, Belgium and France arriving back in New Zealand on the 21st September 1919.
His efforts were rewarded with the British war medal and the Victory medal. He was discharged from service on the 27th March 1920. During his time away his father Thomas Gardiner had acquired the Wimbledon Hotel and it was here he returned to work as a laborer in the
Public - Christopher James - Other relative - 22 August 2016
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