(Service number 30136)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||15 May 1893||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||12 Hatton Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Amy GARDYNE (mother), Hampden Street, Hokitika|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Maori Contingent|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||7th Reinforcements|
|Date||19 August 1916|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Pioneer Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|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|
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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