BORN WEYBREAD, SUFFOLK 1856. HUSBAND OF REBECCA EMILY (DEARING) AT 5 WALTON VILLAS, BRUNSWICK AVENUE, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). SON OF WILLIAM & LUCY GARDINER, OF ANN’S TERRACE, CLIFTON STREET, HULL. A DRILL SERGEANT FOR THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. DIED OF HEAT FAILURE, ON BEVERLEY WESTWOOD, ON 21/09/1914, AGED 58. HIS DEATH AND PHOTOGRAPH WERE REPORTED IN THE HULL, YORK AND LINCOLNSHIRE TIMES, ON 24/09/1914. *
Beverley’s Westwood was also in constant use by all elements of the military with training such as trench digging and signalling being carried out here. Sergeant E.J.Gardiner of the East
Yorkshire Regiment, is recorded in September 1914, as having suddenly died of a heart attack on Beverley Westwood when instructing recruits. As a 58 year old soldier recalled to the colours he reflects the urgency of the times.