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Oldham, Lancashire
George Arundale Hardy was born in 1885 at Oldham and was the son of George a farm labourer and Martha Hardy nee Arundale they lived on Ireland Lane Ossington. His father George was born in 1856 at Ossington and his mother Martha Ann Arundale was born in 1856 at Saddleworth, Yorkshire she died in 1908 aged 52 yrs the death was recorded in the Southwell Registration district, they were married in 1882 at Oldham and had the following children, Lizzie b1883 Oldham, George Arundale b1885 Oldham and Edward b1889 Oldham. In the 1911 census his brother is living with his widowed father at Osssington at his widowed grandmothers address. They are shown as Harriet Hardy 83 yrs a widow she is living with her son George 55 yrs a widow and farm labourer and her grandson Edward 22 yrs a farm Labourer. In the same 1911 census George has left the family home, he is living at Maplebeck, Knesall with Herbert Battle 45 yrs a farmer and his family , he is shown as being single 26 yrs of age and a servant, a cowman on the farm.
31 Oct 1916
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10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Hardy enlisted at Newark, he served with the 10th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, his medal index card shows he first entered a theatre of war prior to 31st December 1915 in the Balkans. He was killed in action on 31st October 1916 having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Theipval Memorial, Somme.
His brother Edward Hardy also enlisted at Newark and served with the 17th battalion Sherwood Foresters, he was killed in action on 30th July 1917 , having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.
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