(Service number 30136)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 15 May 1893 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 12 Hatton Street, Timaru
Occupation Steward
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Amy GARDYNE (mother), Hampden Street, Hokitika
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Maori Contingent
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcements
Date 19 August 1916
Transport Aparima
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Pioneer Battalion

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 August 1957 Age 64 years
Place of Death Hokitika
Memorial or Cemetery Hokitika Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block RSA No 1, Plot 116
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Gardyne was born on 15 May 1893 at Waimate, the second son of Thomas Aitken and Amy Louisa (née Smart) Gardyne. James was a steward residing at 12 Hatton Street, Timaru, when he enlisted. His mother was then living at Hokitika. On 5 April 1916, the South Canterbury quota for the 15th Reinforcements left by the express for the military camps, the Infantry – including J. Gardyne, Timaru - proceeding to Trentham. Before departing Timaru, the men were entertained by the Ladies’ Patriotic Committee at luncheon in the Stafford Tea Rooms. Falling in at the Drill Shed at 3pm, they were addressed by the Mayor, Mr Craigie, M.P., and the Rev. Dean Tubman. The 2nd South Canterbury Regimental Band was in attendance, and the High School Cadets and the Honorary Territorials formed a cordon at the railway station.

James Gardyne died on 7 August 1957 at Hokitika and was buried in the local cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 August 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 August 2020]; Hokitika Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Westland District Council) [12 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 April 1916 (Papers Past) [03 August 2020]

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