John Gardner

Labour Corps

Personal Details

Born: 22 March 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the second of four children born to Thomas Gardner, a stud groom, and his wife Annie. He married Alice Mildred Owens on 17 November 1907 in St. Philemon’s Parish Church, Toxteth Park, Liverpool and together they had two children – Donald and Thomas.

Residence: In 1881 he lived at Eagle Hall, Newhall, Nantwich, Cheshire; in 1891 he was boarding at Radfield, Buckingham Road, Winslow-cum-Shipton, Buckinghamshire and in 1901 at The Stables, Bignell, Bicester Kings End, Bicester. Having recently married, in 1911 he lived with his wife and son at 4 Village Terrace, Lower Tranmere, Birkenhead. When he enlisted in 1914 and was discharged in 1919 his address was 68 Old Chester Road, Birkenhead; from 1939 until his death he lived at 200 Bedford Road, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead.

Employment: In 1891 he was a domestic servant; in 1901 he was a stableman. When he married in 1907, and in 1911, his occupation was crane driver. On enlisting he declared that he was an electrical engineer and in 1939 he was a general labourer.

Died: 19 February 1956 at 241 Westminster Road, Liverpool, aged 79.

Military Details

Regiment: Labour Corps

Rank: Sergeant

Service Number: 597779

Date of Enlistment: 5 September 1914

Date of Discharge: 9 March 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards

None awarded as John did not serve abroad.

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