GARDNER, William Buckingham
(Service number 34659)

Aliases Enlisted as William GARDNER
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 19 May 1880 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 26 Queen Street, Timaru
Occupation Railway employee
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Three children
Next of Kin Mrs Frances Charlotte GARDNER (wife), 26 Queen Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 20th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 7 December 1916
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Regiment

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 28 July 1958 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Area S 1B, Plot 268
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Buckingham Gardner was the son of George William and Alicia Eleanor (née King) Gardner. William was educated at Timaru Main and Waimataitai schools before transferring to Richmond School in Christchurch. He married Frances Charlotte Moss on 12 January 1904 at Timaru. They had three daughters born at various locations as William moved with his work. He returned to Timaru with Draft 187 which brought a large number of soldiers home in early October 1918.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 July 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [July 2019]; School Admission records [July 2019]; Cemetery records; Evening Post, 30 September 1918 (Papers Past) [16 August 2016]

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