Huthwaite War Memorial Project

HARDY A. H. 2293

Huthwaite War Memorial

Albert Harold Hardy

Lance Corporal 2293 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 1st/8th Battalion

Killed in Action Flanders 14th October 1915 : Aged 24

LOOS MEMORIAL Panel 87 to 89.

A H Hardy is listed on Stanton Hill and Sutton memorials, but deserves our remembrance as a son of coal miner Charles and Sarah Ann Hardy, whom among his siblings were all Huthwaite born. Albert would also become a coal miner last working Butcher Wood Colliery at Teversal. Marriage to Miss Mary Broadhurst made them parents of Perley and Wilfred H Hardy. By 1911 census, family are addressed at Stanton Hill, although 15 Slater St, Sutton-in-Ashfield provides their own last known address, and town of enlistment dated 7th September 1914. Private AH Hardy was sent to France early March 1915. The appointed rank of Lance Corporal is realised on 27th August 1915.

In Memoriam = Notts Free Press 18th October 1918
Hardy.- In Loving Memory of Lance-Corporal A. H. Hardy, Sherwood Foresters, the dearly loved Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hardy, of Stanton Hill, who was killed in Action, October 14th 1915, aged 24 years. I often pause and think of you, My son, I loved so dear, And wonder how and when you died, And wish I had been near.- From sorrowing Mother, Father, Sisters and Brothers.

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Written 15 Feb 09 Revised 04 Oct 15 © by Gary Elliott