10/04/1917- Application for Enlistment & Preliminary Medical Examination Boyanup WA
11/07/1917-To 2nd Pioneers 12th Reinforcements as Private
27/12/1917-To Pioneer Training Battalion Sutton Veny England
2/01/1918-Joined 32nd Battalion Sutton Veny
11/04/1918-To 14th Training Battalion Codford England
15/07/1918-Proceeded Overseas Aust Infantry Base Depot Havre France ex Rollestone ex Codford
20/07/1918-Joined 32nd Battalion in the Field France
8/08/1918-Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound Head ) ex 13 Aust Field Ambulance ex 20 Casualty Clearing Station
9/08/1918-Admitted 22 General Hospital Camiers France
12/08/1918-To No. 6 Convalescent Depot Etaples France
25/08/1918-To ACD Havre France
11/10/1918-Rejoined Battalion in the Field France ex Wounded ex Aust Infantry Base Depot Havre
13/05/1919-To No. 5 Group Weymouth England ex Aust Infantry Base Depot Havre for Return to Australia
21/06/1919-Embarked England for Australia per “Konigin Louise”
2/08/1919-Disembarked Australia
2/09/1919-Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment ).



British War Medal – No. 20715

Victory Medal – No. 19742.


Sincere thanks to Diny MONAGHAN for supplying the following additional information:-
” Claude GARDINER  met his wife Doreen at the Boyanup Hotel, following his return from the First World War.  He was allocated a Soldier Settlement Farm, 15 kilometres from Boyanup , but left the farm around 1938, as life became too difficult there.  He and Doreen had  6 children ( 2 still living in 2021 ), prior to enlisting in the RAAF, for service in the Second World War:-

Service Number- 46348
Rank- Leading Aircraftman
Date of Enlistment- 29/01/1942
Date of Discharge- 14/09/1948.

Claude GARDINER was stationed at Pearce Airbase, WA, initially working as a Cook. He formed part of the Commonwealth Contingent in Japan, returning to Australia on Discharge..  He developed radiation sickness from his service in Japan, however, this outcome had not been acknowledged by the Federal Government, prior to Claude’s death in 1973.