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Frederick was born in 1886 the eldest son of Luke a farm labourer and Elizabeth Hardy (née Halder). His father was born in 1863 at Rolleston, Nottinghamshire, his mother Elizabeth in 1861 at York. Married in 1883, they had thirteen children. Frederick’ siblings to survive infancy were Ernest b.1890, Gertrude b.1891, Walton b.1893, James Albert b.1895, Lucy Alberta b.1897, William Henry b.1899, Benjamin b.1901, Charles Edward b.1903 and Sidney Thomas b.1907. In 1911 they lived at Springfield Farm Hucknall Lane Bulwell. Frederick and his wife Nellie in 1911 lived at Springfield Cottages Bulwell with their children Wilfred Lawrence and Florence Gertrude. At the time of Frederick’s death his widow was living at 33 Ravensworth Road Bulwell.
19 Nov 1917
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8th (Service) Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Frederick Hardy enlisted in Nottingham and served with 'A' Company. Solferino Farm Cemetery
Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 19th November 1918;- “HARDY. – In ever loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. F. Hardy, killed in action November 19th, 1917. One year has passed, but still we miss him; some may think the wound is healed, but they little know the sorrow deep within our hearts concealed. – From his sorrowing wife, three children, mother, father, and sisters-in-law. “HARDY. – In ever loving memory of Pte. F. Hardy, of S. Staffs, killed in action November 19th, 1917. 'Tis sweet to know will meet again, where partings are no more, and that the one we loved so well has only gone before, so long as life and memory last we will remember thee. – From loving mother, father, brothers, and sister-in-law. “HARDY. – In loving memory of our dear brother Fred, killed in action November 19th, 1917. When the battle is over, dear brother, and the victory is won with a cost we shall always remember your sweet smiling face, and think of the dear one we lost. – From his loving brother Bert, in hospital,Walter and Will, in France.”
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