Roll of Honour Charles Henry Foster Gardner

Service number 2673
Rank Armourer's Crew
Unit HMAS Encounter
Service Royal Australian Navy
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921
Date of Death 22 December 1914
Place of Death Rabaul, Gazelle Peninsula, New Pomerania, Bismarck Archipelago, German New Guinea
Cause of Death Illness (Meningitis)
Age at Death 22
Place of Association Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery or Memorial Details Bita Paka War Cemetery, Bita Paka, Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Source AWM144 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Royal Australian Navy

Location on the Roll of Honour

Charles Henry Foster Gardner's name is located at panel 1 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).


Personal Service Records

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War Graves

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Roll of Honour name projection

Charles Henry Foster Gardner's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Sun 27 March 2022 at 4:52am
  • Sun 05 June 2022 at 7:12pm
  • Mon 01 August 2022 at 3:33am
  • Fri 14 October 2022 at 11:48pm

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.