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  • 4858 Private Henry Flint Hardy, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action on 5 March 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
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Nottingham
Henry known as Harry was born in 1894 in Nottingham his mother was Betsy Hardy,(née Dring) who had married Thomas Hardy prior to Harry's birth. Betsy had other children , Sarah Ann Dring and William Dring born before her marriage to Thomas. by the 1901 census Harry is now 6 years of age his father, Thomas has died leaving his mother a widow aged 49 years and they are living at 23 lea Street, Radford with Harrys step brother and Betsy eldest son Wiliam aged 18 years , also present at the address is William Flint 45 years a boarder. By the 1911 census ,Harry is living at 51 Lea Street ,Radford with his mother Betsy Dring, 59, widow born Boston; Henry Dring, son, 16, miner, born Nottingham. ( Betsy seems to have reverted to her maiden name) His sister meanwhile has now married and is Mrs Sarah Taylor of 5 Windmill Street Radford, Nottingham. In the army register of effects ,it shows his will was made in favour of his mother Betsy and including :- 9/9/15 - £3-5s-8d 15/8/1919 - £3 war gratuity. Army form AFW 5070 which was completed by the deceased next of kin following his death was sent filled out by sister Mrs Taylor she that both harry parents were deceased as was his brother and his only surviving relatives were herself his sister Sister - Mrs Taylor, 5 Windmill Street, Nottingham, 46 years also 3 or 4 nephew/nieces. In 1921 following Harry's death and that of his mother Betsy, his medals were sent to his sister Sarah Taylor. City of Nottingham Local War Pension Committee letter 12/8/1921 - Mrs ? died ?last... Next of kin - Sister Mrs S A Taylor 5 Windmill Street Radford Nottingham;
Coal Miner - ganger
05 Mar 1915
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Nottingham
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
4858 Private Henry Flint Hardy enlisted in Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) Army Reserve (Special reservist) on 22 August 1914. He was 20 years 59 days of age and 5 feet 5 inches in height; His occupation was listed as coal miner ganger; He was posted to 1st battalion in France on 27 December 1914; The ward diary entry for 5 March 1915 La Flique " 11 am Dull day; Germans shelled billets occupied by battalion HQ and Lr. D Coy., killing one man and wounding nine. It begins to rain during the evening" Only one man died that day and it was Henry. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France;
Soldiers Died in the Great War - Hardy H F, born Nottingham, enlisted Nottingham, abode New Radford Nottingham, 4858, Private, killed in action, France and Flanders, 5/3/15;
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  • 4858 Private Henry Flint Hardy, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action on 5 March 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Henry Flint Hardy Memorial - 4858 Private Henry Flint Hardy, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action on 5 March 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse