Gardiner, Sydney Nathaniel (Private, b. 1883 - d. ?)

Accession Number AWM2016.500.1
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cm
Object type Letter, Document, Poem, Souvenir
Maker Gardiner, Sydney Nathaniel
Date made 1917-1919
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the First World War service of 3617 Private Sydney Nathaniel Gardiner, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Middle East and Colombo, 1917-1919. Collection consists of forty three letters written between Gardiner, his wife, daughters, and parents, describing his service, daily activities and living conditions, the cultures and lifestyles of locals where he is posted, and his sentiments towards his family. Also included are two souvenirs, a handwritten poem titled 'Riding through the Lebanon', a page of notes and bible verses. A 36 page hand written document titled 'Historical Sites in Central Palestine' authored by Gardiner, describes important landmarks, towns and regions in Palestine including their mentions in Bible verses, physical location and a basic history of each place.