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30 Oct 1886
St Ann's Nottingham
He was the son of Tom (Thomas) Moss Hardy and Alice Hardy. He had two older siblings, Jessie Ann and William Kemp. In 1881 Tom, a box manufacturer, and Alice together with their only child, Jessie (1 year), were living at 40 St Stephen's Gardens, Sneinton, Nottingham. All the family were born in Nottingham although in 1891 Tom and Alice with their children, Jessie, William and Charles, were living at 15 Rutland Street, Leicester, where Tom was a grocer. However, by 1901 the family was living in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, at 95 Daubney Street; Tom was a warehouseman and all his children were in employment. Ten years later William (29), a fish merchant, and his wife Annie, with their children Jessie (7) and Alfy (5), were living at this address. William served in the Royal Naval Reserve and survived the war. Tom Moss had died by 1911 and his widow, Alice, was living with her daughter who had married Charles Alfred Morris, a fish merchant, and was living at 143 Blundell Avenue, New Cleethorpes. Jessie and Charles Morris had been married for 5 years and had had four children of whom only three survived; Gladys Evelyn (3), Jessie Clive (2) and Charles Valentine (1). Charles Amos was listed on a Royal Navy census return in 1911. Charles' address for probate was given as 53 Chain Row, Church Street, Old Lenton; he was still single at the time of his death and had served continuously in the Royal Navy since 1906.
In 1901 he was an office boy. He later joined the Royal Marine Light Infantry but transferred to the Royal Navy as a Stoker (2nd Class) in 1906.
16 Mar 1919
338908 - CWGC Website
Petty Officer
HMTB 063 Royal Navy
Charles transferred from the Royal Marine Light Infantry to the Royal Navy as a Stoker (2nd Class) on a 12 year engagement on 30 October 1906, his 20th birthday. His first ship was HMS Nelson but his service record shows that he served in a number of capital ships before he was drafted to HMTB 063, a torpedo boat. HMTB was originally based in Chatham but transferred to Devonport in 1911 and was listed as a tender to HMS Vivid. However, HMTB 063 was sold at Malta in 1919. Hardy died in 57 General Hospital, Marseilles, of influenza and broncho-pneumonia in March 1919, and is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France (grave ref 3.B.32).
Probate: 'Hardy Charles Amos of 53 Chain Row Church-street Old Lenton Nottingham died 16 March 1919 in France Administration London 1 December [1921] to the Treasury Solicitor. Effects £176 13s 7d.'
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