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Full Name: Charles Gardner
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Charles
Surname: Gardner
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 17579
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: J. Gardner (brother), Glorit, via Kaukapakapa, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 21st Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade
Embarkation Date: 8 February 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: Manuka 8 February 1917
Vessel: Manuka
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 53
Page on Nominal Roll: 1
Last Unit Served: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Palestine
Date of Death: 22 September 1918
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
Memorial Reference: Panel 1.
Biographical Notes: Charles Gardner was the son of the late Charles and Janet Howie Gardner, of Glorit, Kaipara, New Zealand.
Additional Information: Manukathen transfer to Morea at Sydney and Mashobra at Bombay for Suez.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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