GARDNER, John - 521

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Original items held by the Army Museum of Western Australia

Pte John Gardner
Conflict Second Anglo-Boer War
Service Arm Colonial Forces
Unit 6th Mounted Infantry Contingent
Service No. 521
Service Arm Army
Date of Birth 1860
Date of Death 5 Feb 1951
Relatives Father - GARDNER, John - 1857, 1267, 245
Brother - GARDNER, David James Lawson - 520

John volunteered alongside his brother James and and they were both part of 6th Mounted Infantry Contingent. They embarked on the 'Ulstermore' on 10th April 1901 and arrived in Durban on 29th April 1901. They returned to Australia aboard 'SS Columbian' on 30th April 1902. Both men were issued the Queen's South African Medal with clasps for Transvaal, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902.