William Gardner Service Number 9933 Drummer Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion
William was born in 1883 as the third child of Joseph and Margaretta Gardner, 39 Hatton Drive. His siblings are Joseph, Aaron, Florence and Caroline. In the 1911 census Mr Gardner was a baker and William was at school.
Before embarking William was a member of the UVF and his name is recorded on the War Memorial, Woodstock Road, Belfast.
William was killed in action on 21 August 1915 at Gallipoi and is buried at Helles Memorial Cemetery, Turkey.
William’s father received a War Gratuity of £5 and 10 shillings.
William’s other brothers Joseph and Aaron enlisted in the army and both were killed in the war. (See individual records) All three sons were killed within 10 months of each other. William, the youngest son was the last to die.
William’s name is included on the Presbyterian Roll of Honour.