William James Gardner
|Death:||Died in Ypres, West Flanders, Flanders, Belgium|
|Cause of death:||Battle of Passchendaele, World War 1|
|Place of Burial:||Ypres, West Flanders, Flanders, Belgium|
|Occupation:||South African Constabulary|
|Managed by:||Leoné Gardner|
About William James Gardner
Private (service number 8035), South African Infantry, 2nd Regiment. Killed in action during the 1st Battle of Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium.
Natal Witness, Wednesday, January 9, 1918 "ROLL OF HONOUR GARDNER. - In memory of my dear son, William James GARDNER, killed in action in France, October 15th, 1917. Afar from his home and the friends of his youth He fought for the standard of honour and truth, For the love of his king the wide ocean he crossed. Soon, alas! was his fall, but he died at his post, Victorious he fell, for he rose as he fell, In that bright land of glory for ever to dwell. -Inserted by loving Mother, Father, and Sister. 9041"
Natal Witness 1922 4 October - December TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 1922 "IN MEMORIAM ROLL OF HONOUR GARDNER. – William James GARDNER, late of Fox Hill, fell in action in France, October 15th, 1917. Far away from his home, And the sister of youth, He fought for the standard Of honour and truth. For the love of his King The wild ocean he crossed, Soon, alas, was his fall, He died at his post. Victorious he fell, He arose as he fell In the bright land of glory For ever to dwell. Inserted by Mother. 9571"