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Army Officers - Great War

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Harry GANDER: Lieutenant. Permanent address in 1920 given as: Norton House, Shipston-on-Stour, Worcester'. Disembodied Service Category IV 17 May 1920, of the Territorial Force, 7th London Regiment. Certified Copy of Birth Certificate on file: Born 7 May 1899 at 31 Windsor Rd, Evesham, Worcestershire. Father: Charles James GANDER, Joiner and Carpenter. Mother: Alice GANDER formerly MANT. Harry attended Commercial School, Stratford-on-Avon. Trade given (Apr 1917) as Motor Engineer. Originally attested for Short Service with the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps on 14 Apr 1917 aged 17 years and 342 days. (Confidential Report 1917: Standard of Education - Average; Military Knowledge - Above Average; Power of Command and Leadership - Average; Remarks - Satisfactory - rather slow on parade. Accepted for 7th (Reserve) Battalion. London Regiment). Height 5 feet 10 inches, chest 35.5 inches. NOK: Charles James GANDER - Surveyor, Norton House, etc (as above). Embarked for France 27 Jul 1918 and posted attached to 6th Battalion London Regiment. Promoted Lieutenant 26 Dec 1919 (London Gazette 23 Jan 1920). Returned Home with pneumonia Sep 1919.

Bernard Vincent GANDER: Lieutenant, Army Cyclist Corps. Joined 16 Nov 1914, Left 17 Apr 1919. Born 23 Jan 1894, Leyton. NOK: Father James GANDER. Home Residence: on joining - 76 Romford Road, Stratford E. In 1916 was playing football and wrenched his right knee - synovitis. Previously injured at Orville: 12 Sep 1916. In 1922 was at Sutton Valence school Maidstone Kent (OTC).

Army Officers Died in Action

Leslie Stephen GANDER: 2nd Lieutenant 1/4 Battn. Seaforth Highlanders. Born 23 Jul 1894, Brighton, Sussex. Occupation: Bank Clerk. Single. Next of Kin: Philip GANDER (father), High Street, Uckfield, Sussex; Mother: Mrs Jane Ada GANDER. Died 5 Jun 1918 as a result of wounds received in action, and buried Etaples, France. File includes an inventory of his effects.

WO 374/26321
L(eonard F(rancis) GANDAR-DOWER, 2nd Lieutenant. Died 1917.
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Royal Naval Air Service Officers - Great War

ADM 273/30/205 & ADM 273/7/140
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