Birth date: 1894
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Carlton
Death date: 22 March 1982
Final rank: Sergeant
Service number: 593 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 7th Australian Infantry Battalion

Richard Job Gardiner was born in Carlton, Victoria. Prior to the First World War he was a blacksmith's striker. On 18 August 1914, Gardiner enlisted with the 7th Infantry Battalion at Footscray, Victoria. He was 20 years old. Gardiner embarked on the HMAT Hororata at Melbourne on 19 October 1914 and disembarked at Alexandria on 5 April 1915. He was wounded in action on three separate occasions. The first time Gardiner was wounded was on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 22 May 1915. The second time was again at Gallipoli, on 8 September 1915 during the battle of Lone Pine. The third time he was wounded was in France on 22 April 1917. Gardiner returned to Australia on 20 October 1918. Richard Gardiner died on 22 March 1982.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 19 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Collection Items

Digitised Collection (1)

Letter from Richard Job Gardiner to his Father, 1916 RCDIG0000249

Private Record (1)

Gardiner, Richard Job (Sergeant, b.? - d.1982) 1DRL/0305

Private Record

Gardiner, Richard Job (Sergeant, b.? - d.1982)

Collection relating to service of 593 Sergeant Richard Gardiner, 7 Battalion, AIF, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of a letter written by Gardiner to his father in which he describes activities of 7 Battalion at Gallipoli, Lone Pine, and the evacuation of troops from the Peninsula.


Digitised Collection

Letter from Richard Job Gardiner to his Father, 1916

Letter relating to the First World War service of 593 Corporal Richard Job Gardiner, 7th Battalion. The letter was written by Richard Gardiner to his father between 28 December 1915 and 9 January 1916. In the letter, Gardiner describes his experiences since the 7 July 1915, including a detailed...



Date of birth 1894
Date of embarkation 1914-10-19
Date of death 1982-03-22