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Soldiers Discharged to Pension / Reserve: 1913-1920 - the 'Burnt Documents' (cont.) - GANDER and GANDAR

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Notes:

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

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James GANDER 94909 Gunner Royal Artillery. Born East Grinstead, Sussex, aged 19 years 8mths at Attestation 28 Dec 1892. Former Trade: Groom. Height: 5'7.25", weight: 124lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, long scar on back of left hand, CofE. NOK: Mother, Caroline, East Grinstead. Died at Netley 22 Jul 1897. Character: very good.

[Obviously misfiled from earlier section]

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James GANDER 90643 Gunner RFA. Joined Woolwich 13 May 1916. Later RGA (90 AA Sec RGA) and Regt. No. 197523). Fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, CofE. Born 18 Dec 1895, Lewes, Sussex. Former Trade: Farm Labourer. Appears to have served in France in 1914 (previous with TA? whole file needs re-checking). A few entries on Conduct Sheet! Poor Character description given at one point. Corporal rank at some stage? Age on discharge on 27 Feb 1920: 24, and address: 33 St.John Street, Lewes, Sussex. 80% disability due to Malaria, pension 5s 6d starting 6 Nov 1919 yet re-enlisted(!) with Sussex RGA (Territorial) 7 Jan 1921 as Serial No. 1663287, Bombardier, Sussex Heavy Brigade RA (sic) TA. Address then 25 South Street, Lewes (later deleted and replaced by 1 Brook Street, Lewes). Height: 5' 7", Chest: 39", weight: 150lbs. Married Edith ACKLAND 4 Sep 1920 at Lewes. Children: James Edward GANDER born 2 Mar 1923 at Lewes, Beatrice Joyce GANDER born 1 Jul 1924 at Lewes (but soon deceased), Maud Evelyn GANDER born 29 Nov 1925 at 1 Brook Street, Lewes, Peter John GANDER born 22 Apr 1928 at Lewes. Discharged 6 Jan 1929.

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John GANDER 551170 Private Eastern Command Labour Centre. Born Brighton, Sussex, 19 Sep 1870. Trade: Licensed Victualler. Height: 5'6", weight: 136lbs, eyes: grey, complexion: sallow, tattoo mark left forearm. Enlisted aged 47 years 10mths on 18 Jul 1918. NOK: wife, Mary Ann GANDER, Albion Inn, 28 Albion Hill, Brighton, Sussex. Particulars of marriage: 25 Dec 1893 at Brighton to Mary Ann MILLYARD(?). Children: Florence Ruth GANDER born 13 Apr 1897, John GANDER born 14 Oct 1905. Discharged 30 Jan 1919. No disability.

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John GANDER 163723 (later 50671) Driver 12th Battn West Yorks. Aged 18 years 7mths at 24 Feb 1916. NOK: mother Phyllis GANDER. Address: 7 Middle Road, Hastings. Trade: a gardener. height: 5' 6.75". Single on enlistment. Married: 1917 [date and place unclear] to Violet [ ? ]. Birth cert. of child: Leonard MITCHELL 'born out of wedlock' on 13 Sep 1915 submitted following marriage. John 'Killed in Action' 3 May 1917. On 1 Dec 1917 notification that widow awarded pension of 22 shillings and 11 pence per week for herself and 2 children wef 26 Nov 1917. Details of an application form from widow on file: Father and mother of soldier: Charles A. and Phyllis GANDER, 4 Middle Row. Widow: [unreadable] GANDER, 22 Scrivenors Buildings, Grown Lane, Hastings. Children: 'had two' - 13 Sep 1915 and John Albert Chas. GANDER born 20 Mar 1917 at Ore, Hastings - 'children died at 9 Claremont Terrace, High Bank, Ore, Hastings. Soldier had 2 brothers: William GANDER, aged 17 and Albert GANDER aged 15; and 2 sisters: Elsie GANDER aged ?20 and Phillis (sic) GANDER aged 12 - all marked 'same address' (?9 Claremont Terrace, High Bank, Ore, Hastings). Grandparents of the soldier: Mr John and Mrs Phillis (sic) ?HAND (?FORD), [ ? ] Cottages, Middle Road, Ore. Nephews and nieces of the soldier: John GANDER aged 4, Charles GANDER aged 6, of 21 High Barton, Ore, and Violet GANDER aged 2 of 4 Middle Road. "No aunts (by blood) but 3 uncles". Application signed by Phoebe Violet GANDER, wife (sic), 20 Jun 1917. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

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John GANDER 14274 Driver RFA. Born Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. Age 21 years 173 days on enlistment 3 Sep 1914. Occupation: Grocer's Assistant. Height: 5'6", fresh complexion, brown hair, blue-grey eyes, CofE. Lived in Bolney 3years. NOK: father James GANDER, Russells Farm, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks. Served France, wounded. Awarded Victory Medal. Discharged 1919.

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John Henry GANDER 235589 (also No. 10704 seen) Sapper Royal Engineers (Inland Water Transport). Born 20 Jul 1897, Hove, Sussex. Former Electrical Engineer. Height: 5'5". Died in an accident 28 May 1917 at Havre 'whilst unloading a barge'. Court of Inquiry Reports on file. Following details submitted from family: Father Richard John GANDER, 9 Connaught Road, Hove, Sussex as at 31 May 1917. Mother: Emma GANDER. Brother: Albert George GANDER aged 10, 180 Church Road. Sisters: Emily GANDER aged 30 [address?]; Rose GANDER aged 26 [address?]; Florrie GANDER aged 24, 180 Church Road, Hove; Maggie GANDER aged 17, 180 Church Road, Hove. No living grandparents, no living nephews and nieces, uncles and aunts (by blood) living: Lucy ?CHESNEY [address?]. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

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John Philip GANDER 78129 A/Bdr. 61st Siege Battery RGA. Aged 22 at 12 Dec 1915. Occup: Packer, height: 5'9.5". Trade: [ ? ]. Address: 1 Bard Street, Sparkhill, Birmingham. NOK: Beatrice May GANDER (nee SMITH), wife. Married St.Johns Sparkhill on 3 Apr 1915. Died from wounds 12 Jun 1917. Widow awarded pension of 13s 9d per week wef 24 Dec 1917. Application seen with details: Soldier's father: William GANDER, 35 Baker Str, Sparkhill, [mother not given]. Brothers: Wm GANDER and Chas. GANDER, same address (no ages given). Sister: Agnes PARKER, 7 Mountford Str, Sparkhill. Uncle 'by blood': Jack GANDER, 1 Norton Str, Hockley, Birmingham.

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Joseph GANDER 706 RFA. Attested Territorial Force 24 Mar 1909 aged 20 years Nil months for 1 year. Born St.Johns, Brighton, Sussex. Height 5'9". Trade: Builder. Address: 15 Baker Street, Brighton. NOK: Ambrose GANDER, father, same address.
[A misfiled record - Joseph died 1919 - see CWGC]

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Leonard GANDER 45947 Private, Labour Corps. (Serial No. also given as 73410). Aged 38 years 11 months at 6 Feb 1917. Address [ ? }, Oxted Road, Godstone, Surrey. Former Trade: Gardener. NOK: Frances Margaret GANDER (nee ASHFORD, spinster). Married: 28 Sep 1907 at St.Pauls, Rusthall, Kent. Child: Winifred Afra GANDER born 24 Sep 1912. Address in 1921: 139 Chichester Road, Seaford, Sussex. 60% disability due to GSW (Gun shot wound). Awarded British War Medal & Victory Medal.

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Leslie GANDER G38968 Private 16th Queens R.W.Sussex Regt. (Also mention of: 427th Agricultural Corps, Labour Corps? (Serial No. ----410?). Age on enlistment on 16 May 1916: 23 years. Trade: Farmer. Permanent address: Heaswood Farm, Haywards Heath, Sussex. Appeared to be single but NOK unreadable - papers in poor condition. In hospital at Newhaven Oct 1916 with chronic synovitis. Demob. in 1919?

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Percy GANDER 58360 L/Cpl 87 Labour Coy. Labour Corps. Born: Poplar. Aged 18 years 10 months on enlistment to 15th West Surreys (38656): 10 Dec 1915 at Poplar. Height: 5'10". Weight: 138lbs. Chest: 35.5". Trade: Hairdresser. Address: 27 Upper North Street, Poplar, London. Not married. Soon transferred to Labour Corps. Last employer (also NOK and father): H. GANDER, 27 Upper North Street, Poplar. Disability Jun 1917: Malaria (at Salonika) and anaemia. No entry in Regt. Conduct Book. Transferred to Reserve: 10 Jan 1920.

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Percy Clarence GANDER 110992 Driver RFA (and RH). Born: Hendon, Middlesex. Aged 19 years 10 months on 12 Oct 1915. Trade: Milk Carrier. Height: 5' 4.5", Chest: 37". Address: 24 Prospect Rd, Childs Hill. Not married. NOK: Annie GANDER, mother, same address. Served France. Discharged 31 Mar 1920 when address given as 24 Prospect Road, Childs Hill, London.

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Peter GANDER 228188 Private RE Road Construction Coy. Attested 9 Jan 1917 aged 44 years 9 months. Trade: Farm Labourer and Carman. Height: 5'6". Address: 6 Glebe Road, Cuckfield, Sussex. NOK: Emily GANDER, wife , currently living at London Lane, Cuckfield. Particulars of Marriage: 14 Dec 1895 at Cuckfield, Sussex, to Emily STANFORD, spinster. Children: Ethel May GANDER born 2(8?) May 1902, Cuckfield; Dorothy Evelyn GANDER born 18 Jul 1905, Cuckfield; Albert John GANDER born 23 Jun 1911, Cuckfield; Henry GANDER born 10 Jan 1913, Cuckfield; Winifred Emily GANDER born 3 Dec 1915, Cuckfield. Discharged 9 Mar 1917 as no longer physically fit.

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Raymond GANDER Driver 488651 (also T44685) RASC, 309 4 T Co. Born Tottenham London. Aged 33 years 11 months as at 1 Sep 1914. Height 5'3". Weight: 116lbs. NOK: John GANDER, older brother, Park Lane, Tottenham, and Mrs Moore, sister, 1 King Edward Road, Lower Edmonton. Served Home and France. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Address on discharge:14 Beaconsfield Road, Lower Edmonton. 30% disability, awarded 8s 3d per week pension. Discharged 10 Apr 1919 aged 38.

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Reginald Hewitt GANDER Private 531358 15th London Regt (PW and Civil Service Rifles). Age on Enlistment 12 May 1915: 19 years nil months. Earlier Attestation for Territorial Force (Serial No. 3709). No occupation given at first though later: Chemist. Address: 7 Willoughby Road, Hampstead. CofE. Height: 5' 6". NOK: Mrs B.M.HEWITT same address. Prisoner of War in 1918. Later, year of birth given as: 1898. Discharged 24 Feb 1919 after 3 years 289 days service. No claim to be disabled.

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