Gardner, Harold Stanley: Service no. 54020

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Source: We Are the Dead

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Grave Marker for Florence Gardner, Sister. She died aged 22 Sgt Harold Stanley Gardner, Canadian Infantry killed in action at Flanders 2nd March 1916 aged 24. Interred at Dickebusch.(Sergeant 54020, Western Ontario Regiment) Fourth daughter and youngest son of John and Jane Gardner of Shrewsbury. Marie, died 9th September 1922 aged 37. 3rd daughter of above Lily May who died 31st December 1960 aged 77. Burial: Whitchurch Cemetery Whitchurch Shropshire Unitary Authority Shropshire, England

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CHESLEY MAN KILLED
Special to The Free Press.

CHESLEY, Ont. April 27. – Joseph McNeel, manager of the Bank of Hamilton, to-day received word from Ottawa, that his son, Joseph Harold McNeel, who left with the first contigent, was killed in action at St. Elois on the 18th inst. He was a private in the infantry and a member of the Geneva Church choir. A memorial service will be held on Sunday morning. Pte. McNeel is the second native-born her from Chesley to fall, and the fifth resident to give his life for his country in the present war. The other heroes are: Harold Gardiner, Davide Scobie, E. Parsons, and Maurice Williams. Seven solders have returned here more or less severely injured, and H. Norman Williams, a brother of Maurice Williams, is now a prisoner in Germany. Capt. Ralph W. McNeel of the 118th Battalion, is a brother of the late Pte. McNeel.

Source: London Free Press, April 27th, 1916 via CVWM.

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