Charles Thomas Hardy
Private 201350 - 1st/5th Battalion
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in Action 19th April 1917 : Aged 21
Jerusalem Memorial - Panel 18
Private 201350 Charles Thomas Hardy was born 1895 in Huthwaite, registered Q2 Mansfield. Parents c1892 marriage between Hucknall Huthwaite native coal miner Mr Charles Hardy and Mrs Harriet Hardy born in Hoveringham, afforded their 57 Blackwell Road family home. That grown 1911 household had lost two children through infant mortality, leaving coal hewer father Charles 42, with wife Harriet 40, raising two healthy sons, Coal Ganger Percy 17, and Farm Boy Charles Thomas 15.
Private 201350 Charles Thomas Hardy dutifully served in The Great War with the 1/5th Royal Scots Fusiliers. Military records confirm date when presumed killed in action in Palestine 19th April 1917, aged 21. Fathers given address received due awards.
The Vicar of Huthwaite reported that he had made enquiries through Red Cross and St. John's regarding Private C.T. Hardy (Blackwell Road) 201350 1-5th.Scots Fusiliers, missing since April 17th. No news had been received and he had not been noted on prisoner lists searched.