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Brampton, Derbyshire
Adolphus Hardy was born in 1876 at Brampton Derbyshire and was the son of the late Adolphus Hardy. In the 1911 census he is living at 5 Rowbotham Row, Water Lane, Newark with his housekeeper, they are shown as Adolphus 29 yrs of age, head of the household and a general labourer living with him is Mary Ann Brown 29 yrs (born 1882 Newark) together with children Mary Elizabeth Brown 8 yrs, Charlotte Brown 6 yrs, Adolphus Hardy Brown 5 yrs, John James Brown 3 yrs and Lucy Brown 3 months of age. (no relationship is given on the census return) Adolphus Hardy married his housekeeper Mary Jane Brown at St Leonards Church, Newark on 15th March 1914 , they lived at 5 Rowbothams Road, Water Lane, Newark. On his army service record the following children are listed, Mary Elizabeth Brown born 22nd October 1902, Charlotte Brown born 14th April 1904, Adolphus Hardy Brown born 1st November 1905, John James Brown born 12th March 1908, Lucy Brown born 31st December 1910, Joseph Brown 6th May 1912 and William Brown born 12th July 1913. On his army pension card the same children's details are given and it is noted they were B.B.W. (born before wedlock) Following his death his widow Mary Jane was awarded a pension of 26 shillings and six pence a week for herself and her 6 children, to commence on 23rd October 1916.
He was a general labourer
14 Feb 1916
908881 - CWGC Website
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Adolphus Hardy enlisted on 1st September 1914 at Newark, he stated he had previously served with the 4th battalion Notts and Derby Regiment, he was 38 yrs and 207 days old, he lived at 5 Rowbotham Row, Water Lane, Newark and was a labourer, his next of kin was his wife May Jane of the same address. He was posted tot he Sherwood Foresters Regiment and on 15th November 1914 was posted to the 10th battalion. He landed in France on 30th December 1915 and was killed in action on 14th February 1916, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Article published 6th January 1917 in the Newark Herald :- Husband of Mary Jane Hardy, 5 Rowbothams Row, Water Lane, Newark. Previously served in the Militia and the National Reserve. He joined the Notts & Derbys on 29th Sept. 1914 and went out to France twelve months ago. Leaves a widow and six children, the eldest being 14 years old and the youngest three. Another child died in Feb. 1916, the same month he was posted missing.
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