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Name: Edward Stanley Gardner Rank: Private Regimental Number: 439788 Service: 52th Battalion Date of Birth: June 26, 1877 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: September 16, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Port Arthur, Ontario Age at Enlistment: 38 Height: 5 Feet 8½ Inches Complexion: Fair Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Civil Engineer Religion: Presbyterian Next of Kin: Sarah Gardner (Mother) Montreal, Quebec Date of Death: June 4, 1916 Age at Death: 38 Memorial: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium Commemorated on Page 90 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 5 Edward Gardner was the son of Sarah (Burrell) Gardner, of Lennoxville, Quebec, and the late Freeman Colin Gardner (1847-1928) He went overseas arriving in England on December 3, 1915. He embarked for France on February 20, 1916 and served with the 52nd Battalion. On June 4, 1916, Private Gardner was crossing a gap formed by the explosion of an enemy shell, near Maple Copse, on a parapet in the front line. He was instantly killed by a bullet from a sniper’s rifle. Maple Copse was the name given by to a small plantation about 900 metres east of the village of Zillebeke, Belgium. Private Gardner is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium and on a monument in Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth.
Edward Stanley Gardner
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