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Full Name: Noel Charles Gardiner
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Noel Charles
Surname: Gardiner
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 14570
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Surfaceman (N.Z.R.) Truck driver
Next of Kin: Mrs D. Gardiner (mother), Kai-iwi, Wanganui, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: N.Z.R. Kai-iwi, Wanganui, New Zealand
Military District: Wanganui
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 165
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 24 May 1941
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 13.
Biographical Notes: Noel Gardiner was the son of Daisy Lavenia Gardiner, of Wanganui, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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