Victor Hardy (c.1893-1919)

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Victor Hardy

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

HARDY, VICTOR. Rifleman. No B/203511. 5th Battalion The Rifle Brigade. Born Somerset Road, Huddersfield. Son of Walter and Hannah Hardy, 37 Senior Street, Moldgreen. Educated Moldgreen Church of England School. Employed as a plush weaver. Enlisted 15.11.1915. Wounded and gassed 25.8.1918. Admitted to Sheerness Military Hospital, Kent.
His parents received the following letter from the Matron, Miss F.M. Tosh, on 18.3.1919, 'I regret to say your son is not so well. He has gone back these last few days. The Medical Officer does not think he is in immediate danger but in order that you may come and see him and get a warrant he will be put on the 'dangerously ill list' again and you will receive a wire telling you so. He does not complain and does not have any pain. Hoping you can come.'
He died of his wounds on 2.4.1919, aged 25 years. Buried ALMONDBURY CEMETERY. Grave location:- 6, 'C', 69.
ROH:- St. Paul's Church, Southgate, Huddersfield; Christ Church, Moldgreen; Almondbury War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Rifleman VICTOR HARDY
  • regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • died: Wednesday, April 2, 1919
  • age: 25 years
  • record ID: 2752053