George Arthur Hardy
Private 28093 - East Surrey Regiment
7th Platoon, B Company, 8th Battalion
Killed in Action 5th August, 1917 : Aged 21
Ypres (Menin Gate Memorial) Panel 34
George was the youngest son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Herbert Hardy of Portland Street, Mansfield. He'd been lodging with a brother Ben in North Street, Huthwaite, while working in the neighbouring CWS hosiery factory warehouse. His heroic brother John had lived nearby on King Street.
Notts Free Press – 14th September, 1917.
LOCAL SOLDIERS KILLED - PRIVATE G.A. HARDY, HUTHWAITE
Official news has been heard of the death in action of Private G.A. Hardy, 7th Platoon, B Company, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Private Hardy was the youngest son of the late Mr. And Mrs H. Hardy of Mansfield. He was employed when he joined the army a year and eight months ago, at the C.W.S. hosiery factory, being in the warehouse, and he lodged with a brother (Mr. Ben Hardy) in North Street, Huthwaite. He had lived in Huthwaite some months, but previously he was a cabinet maker in the establishment of Mr. E. Parkes (Mansfield)
Private Hardy first went out to France as a member of the Cyclists’ Corps, but was wounded early, and was in England several months recovering from a gunshot wound through the side, and he spent his twenty-first birthday in hospital. Returning to France in May last he was transferred to the East Surreys, and on the 27th of last month news of his death in action was received by a sister in Birmingham.
Private Hardy was one of a numerous family. One of his brothers is Councillor Frank Hardy (Mansfield) and another is Lance-Corporal J. Hardy of Huthwaite, who was permanently disabled at La Bassee while fighting with the Grenadier Guards. There are two other brothers at the front and a brother-in-law, while two sisters are engaged in nursing in England.
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