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Hardy, J., Cpl., 1918

Photo: Brian Pirrie

Photo: Dorothy Hall

In St.Paul's Churchyard is the Commonwealth War Grave of:

350713 Corporal
J. Hardy
Durham Light Infantry
16th November 1918 aged 26

Rest in peace.

William Kirby has submitted the following:-

John George was born in 1892, at Beamish, the son of Robert and Margaret Ann nee Laverick Hardy.

In 1901 the family was living at 6 Hammer Square Beamish. Robert was a Coal Miner - Hewer.

By 1911 the family had moved to 76 Queen Street, Grange Villa and John George was working as a Coal Miner Putter below ground.

John joined the Durham Light Infantry 23rd March 1914 when he was living at 3 Coronation Terrace, Grange Villa and was working for James Joicey and Company as a Miner. John embarked for France 20th April 1915. He had two regimental numbers 8/2460 and 350713.

Following a gun shot wound to his right shoulder John was discharged from the Army 21st December 1917 and received the Silver War Badge (B7022).

Recipient of the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

John George Hardy is remembered at West Pelton on W112.01

The CWGC entry for Corporal Hardy

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk