Albert Harold Hardy
Lance Corporal 2293 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 1st/8th Battalion
Enlisted: Sutton-in-Ashfield 7th Sep 1914
Killed in Action Flanders 14th October 1915 : Aged 24
LOOS MEMORIAL Panel 87 to 89.
Lance Corporal 2293 Albert Harold Hardy is offered additional remembrance recognising 1891 Huthwaite birth. Albert arrived shortly after 1891 Hucknall Huthwaite census identified a still growing family on Main Street. Parented by coal miner Charles Hardy and wife Sarah Ann, their younger children may furthermore claim all originated from Hucknall Huthwaite.
Skegby 1901 census lists full family simply addressing Stanton Hill, in order of age headed by Charles 48, Sarah Ann 45, Lily 17, Gertrude 14, George 11, Albert 9, Charles 6, Lenard 4. They also accommodate young Worthington newly wed lodgers.
Mr Albert Harold Hardy likewise became employed as a coal miner, lastly working Butcher Wood Colliery at Teversal. Marriage in Q4 1908 to Miss Mary Broadhurst from Sutton finds a husband and confirms a father with 1 year old daughter Perley when 1911 census addresses their home at 129 Cross Row, Stanton Hill.
Private 2293 Albert H Hardy enlisted 7th September 1914, to offer regimental record leaving wife Mrs Mary Hardy lastly residing 15 Slater St, Sutton-in-Ashfield. Landing in France early March 1915, Private AH Hardy was promoted to Lance Corporal on 27th August 1915. His appointed rank is recognised when killed in action October 1915, aged 24.
Lance Corporal 2293 Albert Harold Hardy gained official remembrance listed upon three Nottinghamshire memorials, relating parental and marital ties on Stanton Hill and Sutton-in-Ashfield Church War Memorials, plus Sutton Cemetery War Memorial.
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.