GARDINER – John 64th Regiment

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64th Regiment Colours

Indian Mutiny Medal

India General Service Medal (Persia Clasp)

NameGARDINER / GARDENER – John
Regiment (s)64th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1261
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th June 1836 / 19 years / Barony Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9½ in
Fair / Hazel / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 2 years 10 months
North America – 2 years 9 months
India – 9 years 4 months
Length of Service22 years 63 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th April 1859 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndia General Service Medal 1854-1895 with Clasp for Persia
India Mutiny Medal 1857-1858
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1859 2nd Glasgow
1863 Tilbury
1863-1865 Western Australia
1865 South Australia
Pension Paid8½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1817 Barony Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Departure to South Australia in 1865. Remote possibility returned to Western Australia sometime before death in 1870.
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd July 1870 – possibly:
John Gardiner age 57 reg 4714 dies Western Australia;or
John Gardner death registered at 58  Yankalilla South Australia book/page 39/211. Same year John Gardner aged 58  is buried
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Gardiner 1261 Private 64th Foot location Halifax Nova Scotia
1851 John Gardener (sic)1261 Private 64th location Hyderabad India
Served in the Persia Campaign of 1856-7 and in the suppressing of the Bengal mutiny from June 1857-September 1858. Entitled to medal and clasp for Persia and medal for India
Discharge due to being old and worn out and suffering from nervous agitation
Further research is needed into John Gardiner’s death and also his time in South Australia Nothing found but it looks like he died in South Australia on the WO23. There is no record of a burial in Fremantle or East Perth cemeteries.