PREVIOUS SERVICE – Australian Navy 5 years – 20/09/1906 – 20/09/1911.

7/10/1914- Allotted to 11th Battalion Blackboy Hill WA as Private
2/11/1914- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Ascanius ” bound for Egypt
26/11/1914- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
2/03/1915- Embarked Alexandria with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsula
25/04/1915- Reported Wounded & Missing in Action Gallipoli Turkey
29/08/1915- Court of Enquiry found soldier to have been Killed In Action Gallipoli Turkey.

 

REPORT ON SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant – COX, Pte. F. B, 1050, 11th Battalion AIF – ” I knew GARNER, he and I were in the same Platoon and were each wounded on 25th April. I saw him on the beach wounded that day but never since; this was in the morning about 2 hours after landing. He was badly wounded. I think it was in the chest and legs. I have never heard of him since.  He was about 5 foot 6 or 7, dark, thickset, nuggety  fellow and came from Western Australia. He was the only man I knew of that name “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star – Medal No. 4778

British War Medal – No. 4033

Victory Medal – No. 4033

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 306438.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Manjimup War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 62.