Alexander Gardiner

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Reference WMO/275077


Whithorn Cemetery

George Street




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone, which is a Latin cross on a 3 stage base. Wigtownshire Free Press (18 November 1915) carried a photograph of Lance Cpl Gardiner and reported: Word has been received in Wigtown this week of the death of Corp Alex Gardiner, brother of Mrs S Park, Agnew Cres, Wigtown. In a letter received by Mrs S Park from Sergt Wm Gilmour, HQ, 12th HLI, France, it is stated that he was killed in the big attack on 25th and 26th February. The letter states that he was very well liked by the men, and that his death is greatly regretted. He had just been about two minutes in his place when he was hit in the head by a sniper, and was unconscious for about an hour. He was buried with all respect near where he fell. Corporal Gardiner was the son of Mr John Gardiner, Castlewigg, and previously assisted his father on the farm at Mosspark. He afterwards proceeded to Canada, but returned in the spring of this year and joined the HLI. He completed his training on Salisbury Plain, and proceeded to the front a few months ago. He would have been 25 years of age next month.
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In loving memory of John Gardiner who died 17th Jan 1921 aged 78 years. Also his wife Margaret Green who died 4th March 1935 aged 84 years. On the East Side: Also their son Alexander killed in action at Loos Sept 1915 aged 24 years. On the West side: Also their grandson Ian who died 22nd November 1933 aged 14 years.

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