Emile Auguste Tardent

Jules and Emile Tardent
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 18 January 1919, p. 29

Born 9.04.1880

Place Nikolaev, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Swiss

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Henry Alexis Tardent

Mother Hortense Tardent


Wife Marguerite Agnes Eva (nèe Doyle) Tardent, married 1908, Qld; children Enid Margaret b. 1909, Leslie Vivian b. 1911, Irene May b. 1913, Esme Agnes b. 1914, Ronald b. 1922


Emile Auguste's brothers and cousin born in Australia who served in the AIF: Edward Felix Tardent (KIA), Jules Louis Tardent, Oswald Urban Tardent (KIA)

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 10.12.1887
per Orient
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Brassall, Ipswich, Nanago, Qld

Occupation Labourer, land ranger at Nanango; 1920 journalist

service number 7359
enlisted 16.10.1916
POE Ipswich, Qld
unit 9th Battalion, 42nd Battalion
rank Private, Lance Corporal
place Western Front 1917-1918
casualties WIA 1918
awards MM (LG 24.01.1919)
final fate RTA 16.03.1919
discharged 19.06.1919 MU

Naturalisation 1899 (Queensland)

Residence after the war Ipswich, Wynnum, Qld

Died 1.04.1933 Wynnum, Qld


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised recommendation for award (AWM)

Biographical file (AWM)

South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau file 1 2

Repatriation Medical case file (NAA)

Pension case file (NAA)

Family tree on Ancestry.com

Queensland Family Tree

Blog article




M. French, 'Tardent, Henry Alexis (1853 - 1929)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 12, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pp. 167-168.

J. L. Tardent, The Swiss-Australian Tardent Family History and Genealogy, Southport, Qld, 1982.

Newspaper articles

Extraordinary case. Charge against a lands ranger. - Brisbane Courier, 20 December 1915, p. 8.

Interesting land case. A Royal Commission's investigation. - Dalby Herald, 12 February 1916, p. 5.

Surat land court. Charge of faking a ballot. - Brisbane Courier, 25 February 1916, p. 6.

Dismissed from the service. - Brisbane Courier, 17 March 1916, p. 6.

Fritz on the run. - Telegraph, Brisbane, 12 November 1918, p. 4.

Military notes. - Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, 25 November 1918, p. 3.

Mr. E.A. Tardent. - The Brisbane Courier, 3 April 1933, p. 17.

Death of Mr E.A. Tardent. - Queensland Times, Ipswich, 3 April 1933, p. 6.

Death of Mr E.A. Tardent. - Telegraph, Brisbane, 3 April 1933, p. 11.