Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain George Henry Gardner

Photo of George Henry Gardner
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1897 - 1902.

Regiment: 21st Lancers.
Died: 25 August 1915 aged 32 in Turkey. Killed in action in Gallipoli.
Battle: Gallipoli Campaign. Cemetery: Green Hill Cemetery 1 E 7

S on of Sir Robert Gardner, Ashley House, Dublin. b. 1883.
Lower IV -Army I. House Prefect.
21st Lancers (from Militia) 1902 ; Captain 1912.

Husband of Dorothy Gardner.

The Times: '' Captain Gardner joined the 21st Empress of India's Lancers in 1902, when they were stationed in Dublin, being promoted Lieutenant in 1909 and Captain in October 1912. He was appointed Adjutant of the Royal Bucks Hussars Yeomanry in March 1914, and came from India to take up this appointment; he was with the Yeomanry for a year before going with them on active service to Egypt and Gallipoli. Captain Gardner was a keen polo player, and played for his regiment in many tournaments both at home, in Egypt, and in India. He was believed killed while leading his men in a charge on August 21st, 1915."
Detailed biography at whitchurch.org

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