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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bedford House Cemetery , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Nottingham
Father: Samuel Hardy, born in 1871 in Nottingham and working as a stone mason. Pre-deceased Robert. Mother: Annie, born in 1872 in Nottingham and working as a lace dresser. Brothers: Edward, born in 1899, Samuel, born in 1903 and George, born in 1906. Sisters: Mary Gladys, born in 1895 and working as a frilling machinist, Elsie D., born in July 1900 and Clarice Anne, born in 1909. All the children were born in Nottingham. The family lived at 8 Peas Hill Road.
Robert Hardy worked as a lace maker.
07 Sep 1915
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483715 - CWGC Website
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Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Hardy attested on 02/11/1914 at Nottingham and was posted to 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters on 20/02/1915. He arrived in France on 25/06/1915. Three months later a heavy barrage of shells fell near the battalion headquarters and several men were killed including Hardy. He was buried at Bedford House Cemetery.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 28 September 1915: HARDY, killed in action September 7th, Private Robert Hardy, 1/7th Sherwood Foresters, 8 Peas Hill Road, son of Anne and the late Samuel Hardy. Research by Peter Foster and Rachel Farrand
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bedford House Cemetery , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Robert William Hardy - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bedford House Cemetery , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle