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Gardiner Colin Royce



Pte. C. R. (Kevin) Gardiner, who died of wounds on January 10, was the youngest son of Mr. N. and the late Mrs. Gardiner, late of Sprent. He attempted to join the A.l.F. when 16 years of ago, but was rejected by the authorities. He then joined the Garrison Battalion, and eventually was successful in gaining admission to the A.I.F. He was drafted to the New Guinea area, where he was fatally wounded. He was born at Sprent and resided with his parents for some years at Queens town, where his mother died. He returned to the Ulverstone district about eight years ago.

Advocate Burnie 23 Jan 1943

GARDINER, Private, COLIN ROYCE, TX8324. A.LF. 2/12 Bn. Australian Infantry. 10th January 1943. Age 20. Son of Norman John Russell Gardiner and Ila May Gardiner, of Ulverstone, Tasmania.





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