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Sgt Sidney Hillis Gardiner

Sgt Sidney Hillis Gardiner

Birth
USA
Death 22 Oct 1918 (aged 24)
France
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section: 2 , Site: 8712
Memorial ID 2589335 · View Source
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Only son of the late William James and Giselle (Braun) Gardiner. Brother of Edith Gardiner. Professional soldier. Trained by the Remington Arms Co. during WWI to operate an early anti-aircraft gun and sent to France to train others in its use. He died in France, was buried in France, and (at his mother's request) he was reburied in the United States at Cypress Hills. Previous to his service in WWI, Sidney Gardiner served in the Mexican Border Patrol under Gen. John "Blackjack" Pershing, and was one of the cavalry soldiers who pursued Pancho Villa during the time he was robbing trains, looting towns, and murdering American citizens on the U.S. side of the border.
Record added July 2, 2004
Burial:
Cypress Hills National Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County
New York, USA
Plot: , 8712

Record added: Mar 3 2000




Bio by: Kenneth Holland


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SYDNEY
HILLIS
GARDINER
1st Sgt
US Army
World War I
Oct 17 1894
Oct 22 1918



Gravesite Details I believe that Sidney Gardiner's first name was erroneously spelled "Sydney", instead of "Sidney".

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  • Created by: Kenneth Holland
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2589335
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Sidney Hillis Gardiner (17 Oct 1894–22 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2589335, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth Holland (contributor 46623859) .