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Soldiers Discharged to Pension / Reserve: 1900-1913 - GANDER and GANDAR

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The National Archives at Kew has a complete database index to all W097 Discharges between 1760-1854. For the 1883-1899 and 1900-1913 periods listed below, the coverage of GANDER and GANDAR is probably complete. However for the periods before and after these dates my coverage is not complete.

These erratic notes are (mostly) my own, taken down at the time for the genealogical information as I saw it. The discharge files contain much more information.

NOK = Next of Kin

Albert Edwin GANDER: 4554 Private 7th Royal Lancers. Short Service. Attested 10 Nov 1898 London, Aged 18 years 11 months. Born Mile End, London. Labourer. Single. 5 feet 7.75 inches, 135lbs, grey eyes, light brown hair, Church of England Signed on for 7 years Regular & 5 years Reserve, but discharged 18 Sep 1902 at own request, paid GDP8. Served Home 10 Nov 1898 to 21 Oct 1899, South Africa 22 Oct 1899 to 18 Sep 1902. NOK: Mother, Ann GANDER, 14 Atlas Road, Globe Road, Mile End, London E. Awarded South Africa Medal. Not wounded.

Albert GANDER: 4356 Private. 10th Hussars. Born Hailsham, Ssx. Attested 8 Jan 1900 Eastbourne Aged 20 years 11 months for 7 years Regular & 5 years Reserve. Labourer. Single. 5 feet 5.25 inches,132lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, Church of England NOK: father: Albert GANDER of Upper Dicker, Hellingly, Ssx. Joined at Woolwich 13 Jan 1900. Served Home 8 Jan 1900-22 Feb 1901, South Africa 23 Feb 1901-21 Sep 1902, India 22 Sep 1902-25 Oct 1907, Home 26 Oct 1907. To Army Reserve 29 Oct 1907 & discharged Reserve 7 Jan 1912. Medals: South African, Queens Transvaal (?clasp: Cape Colony 1901, 1902).

Ernest GANDER: 1742 Private. 1st Battalion Royal Southern Reserve Regiment. Born Willingdon, Near Eastbourne, Ssx. Attested Eastbourne 28 Mar 1900 for Short Service (1 year), Aged 30 years 0 months. NOK: father: Alfred GANDER, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne, Ssx. Former Occupation: Gardener. Single, fresh complexion, 135lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, 5 feet 8.75 inches, tattooed forearms & chest, Church of England Previously in Royal Sussex Regiment - invalided. Served South Africa & India. Service terminated 27 Mar 1901.

Harry GANDER: 801 Private Rifle Brigade. Born Brighton, Ssx. Enlisted Brighton 5 Sep 1890 Aged 18 years 6 months. Labourer. Served E.India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Home, South Africa. Father: Harry GANDER, 24 Grant Street, Brighton. Wife: Jessie (nee OCKENDEN) GANDER, 99 Evart Street, Brighton. [Death Certificate. kept on same TNA file : died 14 Jan 1952 Aged 79, Occupation: Retired Hospital Stoker, daughter: RC COBBY, Brighton].

Horace GANDER: 7291 Corporal Royal Sussex Regiment Born Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Ssx. Enlisted Brighton 17 Mar 1902 aged 21 years 9 months. Labourer. Discharged after South Africa campaign. NOK: Mother, Sarah GANDER, Gladstone Cottage, Chinese Lane, Hurstpierpoint, Ssx. Brother: Henry GANDER, Pitt Cottage, Chinese Lane, Hurstpierpoint.

John GANDER: 3082 Private Musician 15th Hussars. Born Hastings,Ssx. Attested Chichester 6 Oct 1892 Aged 15. Boy. 5 feet 2 inches, weight 90lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair. Served India 5 years. Discharged 1 Apr 1904. Mother: Mrs Tamar GANDER, 7 Chester Cottages, Ore, Hastings.

John GANDER: 3461 Private Coldstream Guards. Born: Brighton. Enlisted: Brighton on 20 Mar 1900 Aged 19 years 0 months. Labourer. Discharged 20 Mar 1906. Discharged from Reserve 19 Mar 1912. Father: Charles GANDER - later NOK given as Mother: Elizabeth GANDER at same address, ie 55 Hanover Terrace, Brighton.

Phillip GARDINER (alias GANDER): 9192 4th Royal Fusiliers. Born Hoxton, London. Aged 18 years 2 months on 8 Oct 1901. 5 feet 3 and 1/8 inches high, 115lbs, pale complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, Church of England. Labourer. Father: Frederick GANDER ('GARDINER'). Mother: Elizabeth (of 5 Oakley Road, Southgate Road, Islington). Brothers: Frederick, Albert, Ernest (all older) & Alfred Harry (younger). Discharged 17 Jul 1913 'to take up employment which cannot be held open'. Served Egypt, Bermuda, South Africa, Mauritius, India & Home.

William GANDER: 4258 Private. Born: Wandsworth, Sry. Enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex Regiment 4 Jan 1893 Aged 18 years 2 months. Occupation: Porter. 5 feet 4 inches, 119lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, Church of England. Transferred 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment 30 Apr 1895. NOK: mother: Eliza, 15 (?5) Panton Street, Haymarket. 1 younger brother Alfred, 1 sister Jane. Discharged as medically unfit 24 Mar 1903 - Musician, 8 years in band of 1st Devonshires. Served: Home, Gibraltar, Home, India, South Africa (Campaign), India, Home. In Army Record - 'intended address on discharge' first given as '5 Panton Street,, Haymarket' but this then deleted and 'of Graham Road, Acton Lane, Chiswick' put instead. Also conduct given as 'good'.

William Charles GANDER: 2765 Private Royal West Kents, - 7 years Colours 5 years Reserve. Enlisted Maidstone 11 Apr 1890 Aged 18 years 2 months. Farm Labourer. Born Tunbridge Wells parish Near town of T.W. Signed name. Single never married or apprenticed or imprisoned. 5 feet 4 inches, 116lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Previously in 4th battalion Royal West Kents 1890-1898. Recalled (Private) 26 Dec 1899 Short Service. Served Home 11 Apr-13 Sep 1891, Malta 14 Sep 1891-1 Jan 1892, India 2 Jan 1892-28 Mar 1898, Home 29 Mar 1898-15 Mar 1900. Served South Africa 16 Mar 1900-24 Nov 1901, Home 25 Nov 1901-Apr 1902, South Africa 25 Apr 1902- 10 Aug 1902, Home 11 Aug 1902-15 Aug 1902. Father: Jonathon GANDER, Albert Road, Bexley Heath. Campaigns: Malakand - Field Force 1897, Buner - Field Force 1898, South Africa 1900-1902, India Medal 1895 Clasps - Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Queens (Wittebergan, Cape Colony, Transvaal - stamped on) Injury in service: gunshot wound left breast 303 bullet 26 Apr 1895. Married Mary Ann Harriett NOAKES, Bexley Heath, Ken, 12 Jun 1898.

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