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19 Aug 1894
Herbert was born in 1894 in Derby and was the son of Samuel Elijah and Edith Hardy of 178 Shaftsbury Crescent, Derby. His father died in 1921. In the 1911 census the family are living at 178 Shaftsbury Crescent, Derby Samuel is head of the family and 40 years of age and his wife Edith is also 40 years of age, also present at the address are Herbert's siblings Charles Frederick 18 years , Edward 15 years, Beatrice Florence 13 years Kate 11 years, Eleanor (Nellie) 10 years and Edith 6 years. Following his death , Herberts personal possession of 5 photos were returned to his family , and later , his medals to which he was entitled , British War Medal, The Victory Medal and The 1915 Star were sent to his family and signed for on 1/1/1921 - by his mother Mrs S E Hardy On 9/2/1926 his mother still living at 178 Shaftesbury Crescent Derby -was sent a 'disc' which the receipt was signed for by E Hardy; Kate,his sister went to live in Niagara, Canada, USA;
1911 - wire frame worker 11 August 1914 - Machine Hand
13 Mar 1915
585908 - CWGC Website
Radford Nottingham
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
3852 Private Herbert Hardy enlisted in Derby on 11 August 1914. He opted for 6 years in the Army Reserve (Special Reservist) and the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Herbert was aged 20 years and 357 days, 5 feet 10 inches tall and a machine hand; Initially he was sent to 3rd Reserve battalion to be trained in preparation for an overseas posting. On 9 February 1915 he was posted to the 1st battalion in France as part of a reinforcement of 2 officers and 159 other ranks. The battle of Neuve Chapelle was in its last day on 13 March 1915 and the battalion had suffered heavy losses. At 9 pm on 12th, the battalion had been withdrawn to the support trench and a new defensive line. At 2am on 13th, the battalion was ordered back to the Reserve Trenches on the Rue de Tilleloy at Sign Post Corner and by 4 am, this move had been completed. At some point during this first few hours of 13th, Herbert was killed and buried nearby. After the Armistice his remains were re-interred in Cabaret - Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, grave XXVI, F, 6; It is likely that this happened in 1926, when his mother received Herbert's identity disc;
Soldiers Died in the Great War - Hardy Herbert, born Derby, enlisted Derby, abode Radford Nottingham, 3852, Private, killed in action, France and Flanders, 13/3/15;
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