Born at Paddockwood, Kent, England, CoE. Enlisted 21 January 1916 age 19, labourer. Nok father, Albert Gander, then at Imperial Coffee Palace, Midland Junction, later his parents, Albert and Jane Gander lived at Burt St, Cottesloe. WA. Embarked 6 June 1916 from Fremantle per A29 Suevic. Twice wounded in action in France, on 16 February 1917 and 8 June 1917. RTA 16 December 1917 per Hospital Ship A61 Kanowna and discharged 1 August 1918. Service medals: BWM and VM. Cottesloe link with Albert and Jane Gander of Burt St, Cottesloe.