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GARDNER / GARDINER – Thomas 48th Regiment

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48th Regiment Northhamptonshire
Regiment (s)48th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 806
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd November 1833 / 19 years /  Rochester Kent England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 4 years
West Indies – 3 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 287 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 18 December 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Tynemouth Northumberland England
Pension Districts1856 Newcastle England
1858 Coal House Point Battery (near Tilbury)
1859 Western Australia
1879 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
4th June 1876 pension increased to 1/6d per diem for service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth1814 Chittenfall (Chiddingfold) near Goldaming Surrey England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1816 Gosport Hampshire England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeCaroline B 1836 Chatham Kent England
M1 PIKE Thomas (EPG) 1859 Fremantle Western Australia (D 1864)
M2 PICKMAN James John 20th April 1865 St John’s Fremantle Western Australia
D 31st May 1906 Adelaide South Australia
bur 3rd June 1906 West Terrace Adelaide South Australia
Stephen B 27th June 1845 Newcastle St. Andrews Jamaica
Bap 14th September 1845
M HOLLIS Elizabeth Ann 1867 Perth Western Australia
D  15th March 1913 Guildford Western Australia
bur Anglican old Section Guildford Cemetery Western Australia
John B 8th September 1850 Weedon Garrison Northamptonshire England
M LEAF (nee FORREST) Ann 1875 Western Australia
D 8th September 1883 Busselton Western Australia
Elizabeth B 1858
M DE YOUNG Arthur  30th July 1881 PM Manse Queenstown South Australia
D 17th March 1931 Cottesloe Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Marie Sultana B 21st July 1859 at sea aboard the Sultana
M Otto Ferdinand Heinrich Bockelberg 7th February 1876 St Luke’s Church Adelaide South Australia
D 6th September 1946 Payneham South Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
28th January 1876 assigned Lot P29 North Fremantle (1 acre)
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Friday 25th April 1913 page 14 Obituary Stephen Gardner
The West Australian:
17 March 1913 page 1 Death of Stephen Gardiner (sic)
18 March 1931 p1, death of Elizabeth de Young
16 April 1935 p1 Death of Arthur de Young
18 March 1935 p1 funeral Notice Arthur de Young
Departure from Western
Paid in Western Australia to 31st December 1878: paid in South Australia from January 1879
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th July 1881 Queenstown South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
6th October 1914 South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Thomas Gardner 806, private, 48th Foot, location Gibraltar
1851 Thomas Gardner 806, private, 48th Foot, location Weedon England
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and dyspnoea.
In the 1851 Census of England Thomas Gardner and his family are living at the Army Barracks Weedon, Northampton.
Wife Mary Ann is aged 34 born Gosport Hampshire, daughter Caroline is age 15 born Chatham Kent
Sons Stephan and John are aged 5 years and 9 months. Stephen was born Jamaica and John was born Weedon
Stephen Gardner was instrumental in the formation of the Army Volunteers in Western Australia rising from Corporal to Lieutenant Colonel. He was greatly respected for his role in promoting the Volunteers receiving a decoration from the Queen in 1893. His profession was a school teacher and was appointed Inspector of schools by the education department.