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George Henry Hardy was born in 1898 at Sutton Bonnington and was the son of James a brick works labourer and Mary Jane Hardy née Bates of Pasture Lane, Sutton Bonnington His father James was born in 1870 at Sutton Bonnington and his mother Mary Jane Bates was also born in 1871 at Sutton Bonnington, they were married in 1890 their marriage was recorded in the Loughborough registration district, they went on to have 9 children, sadly one died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were , John William b1891, Edward b1892, Eliza b1895, James Ernest b1897, George b1898 James Dundonald b1900, Mary Jane b1901, Frederick b1903 and John born 1902 all were born at Sutton Bonnington. In the 1911 census the family are living at Sutton Bonnngton and are shown as James 41 yrs a labourer at a brick works, he is living with his wife Mary Jane 40 and their children, John William 20 yrs a brickyard labourer, Edward 19 yrs a farm labourer, Eliza 16 yrs a domestic servant, Ernest 14 yrs a farm labourer, George 13 yrs a farm labourer, James Dundonald 11 yrs a scholar, Mary Jane 10 yrs a scholar, Frederick 8 yrs and John 2 yrs. Lived on Pasture Lane.
At 13 George worked as a farm labourer.
07 Oct 1918
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2/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Henry Hardy enlisted at Derby whilst residing at Sutton Bonnington, he served with the 2/5th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was killed in action on 7th October 1918 and is buried at Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
His brother Ernest was determined to enlist with his brothers and threatened to kill himself if he was not accepted. However a cruel twist of fate, he was killed in an accident at the brickworks before his papers came through.
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