Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 1895, Wissett, Suffolk.

Died: 31st July 1920; age: 25; Died of Endocarditis at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital.

Residence: Camden Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: York; Date: 13th May 1915; age: 19; Religion: CofE. Signed up for the Duration of the War.


13th May 1915 – Kings Royal Light Infantry.

10th November 1915 – Lancashire Fusiliers – 3rd Battalion.

23rd November 1915 – Lancashire Fusiliers – Lancashire Fusiliers – 9th Battalion.


Date of Entry Therein: 24th November 1915 – Balkans.


6 weeks – enteric – 11th April – 1916 – 23rd May 1916 – to 44, Darkington Cottages, Assington, Suffolk.

Furlough from 2nd March 1917 – 12th March 1917 – 45, Concord Street, North Street, Leeds, Yorkshire.


Offence: ranked Private – Irregular Conduct – gambling in the Billets – 25th October 1915 – 3 days C.B.


Demobilised: 12th February 1919 – Class Z – Hemiplegia & Sudocardiac.


Rank: Lance Corporal: Service Number: 27875.

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers, 15th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: son of John & Emma Gardner; husband of Alice Gardner, of 45, Concord Street, North Street, Leeds, Yorkshire.




1901   Hacheston Road, Easton, Suffolk.


James was 4 years and living with his parents & siblings.

John Gardner, 31, a Cattleman on Farm, born Ditchingham, Suffolk.

Emma Jane Gardner (nee Page), 32, born St.Nicholas, Ipswich.

Herbert Cecil Gardner, 8, born Wissett, Suffolk.

Ethel Gardner, 7, born Wissett.

Robert Hamilton Gardner, 6, born Wissett.

John William Gardner, 5, born Wissett.

Lily Octavia Gardner, 3, born Wissett.

Percy Hubert Gardner, 2, born Wissett.


1911   Westbourne Road, Ipswich.


James was 14 years old, a Cowman on Farm. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 41, a Farm Labourer.

Emma, 42.

Robert, 16, a Farm Labourer.

Lily, 13.

Percy, 12.

William John Gardner, 9, born Easton, Suffolk.


James’s brother Herbert Cecil Gardner also lost his life during the First World War. Herbert was ranked a Private, service number 2695, for the 5th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment when he was Killed in Action on the 12th August 1915. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli).

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