BORN WEYBREAD, SUFFOLK 1856. WIFE REBECCA EMILY (DEARING) AT THIS 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.