John Evans Gardiner

Military Information

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  • Service no: 73943
  • Rank: Bombardier
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  • Awards: Military Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
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Personal Information

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  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
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  • Occupation: Soldier
  • Mother:

    Barbara Gardiner, 208 Seagate, Dundee

  • Father:

    Andrew Gardiner, 208 Seagate, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Sister, 208 Seagate, Dundee & Andrew

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More about John Evans Gardiner

John was the brother of Pte Andrew Gardiner, 21162, 1st Battalion  Cameron Highlanders, who died of wounds, 02.06.1916.

John Gardiner M.M.  73943   Royal Field Artillery

HONOUR FOR MONS VETERAN.

Bombardier John Gardiner, R.F.A., whose mother and sister reside at 208 Seagate Dundee, has been awarded the Military Medal for “conspicuous service during the campaign.”  The gallant Bombardier, though quite young in years, is a hardened campaigner, having been through every big battle on the Western Front, including the glorious retreat from Mons.  A native of Glasgow, Bombardier Gardiner, was a soldier when war broke out, and he proceeded to the front with the original Expeditionary Force.  He was wounded at Vimy Ridge in April of this year by shrapnel, and has now rejoined his unit after a well- earned rest in Blighty.  A brother, Private Andrew Gardiner, Cameron Highlanders, was killed in action in June of last year.

Dundee Courier 11th June 1917

Information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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