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Number Private 5691

Battalion 5th Battalion

Place of Birth Ballan

Next of Kin His mother Mrs. Jessie Gardner of
McKinnon's P O Mardan

Date and place of enlistment Leongatha 3/11/16

Physical details on enlistment Age 28 years 4 months, 5' 4",
10 stone, brown eyes and dark brown hair

Religion Presbyterian

Occupation Farm labourer and pearl diver

Date and place of death

He was wounded at Bullacourt on 9/5/17 and died of these
wounds on 11/5/1917 at the Number 3 Casualty Clearing Station

Location of grave and memorial

He was buried at Grevillers British Cemetery Picardie, France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived, as did his family in the Mardan South area

Military History

He attended Mardan South School
Herbert was known as Roy
He was in the Mardan Rifle Club
14/2/16 He enlisted in Leongatha
4/4/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Euripides
11/5/16 He arrived in Egypt
26/5/16 He embarked Alexandra
4/5/16 Disembarked Marseilles
19/6/16 He went to hospital with mumps
26/6/16 He went back to base
30/7/16 He rejoined unit
15/1/17 He went to a field hospital with carbuncles
21/1/17 He rejoined his unit
9/5/17 He was wounded in abdomen
9/5/17 He went to field hospital No 3 casualty clearing station
11/5/17 He died of wounds
14/3/18 Mrs. Jessie Gardner received the effects
His effects were a disc, a wallet, a purse, 2 coins, a safety razor and blades in case. A wristwatch damaged and a devotional booklet. Also a brush and comb
27/3/18 Jessie asked for a death certificate
9/2/22 His scroll arrived
26/8/22 He plaque was received
9/3/23 His victory medal was received by Geo Gardner
28/5/24 George Gardner received the medals
A memorial read: �
In Memory of Pte. H R Gardner who died for our liberty in the Great War 1914-1919 From the Mardan and District Rifle Club

The sister of Roy, Jesse Rose Gardner was engaged to Frank Richardson who also died

Roy�s death was reported in The Great Southern Star on September 8th 1916

Herbert Roy Gardner (Private 5691)

Herbert Gardner, the son of George and Jessie Gardner of McKinnon�s Post Office Mardan South enlisted in the 5th Battalion on 14th February 1916. He embarked on the �Tunisian� and joined the British Expeditionary Forces in Alexandria. He then embarked at Marseilles and was wounded in France on May 11th 1917. He died of his wounds on May 15th and is buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery. He was 29 when he died.


GARDNER, Herbert Roy

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