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LANCELOT WILBERFORCE HARDY

HARDY, LANCELOT WILBERFORCE

                                        

RANK:   PRIVATE            SERIAL NO:  15716                         

UNIT:    2nd BATTALION, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT 

BORN:   27/11/1892  -  BLACKBURN, WAIPAWA, N.Z.        

DIED:     26/07/1917        KILLED IN ACTION
              
PLACE:   IN THE FIELD, YPRES, BELGIUM        

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

    
PARENTS:   Henry Dalton and Venetia HARDY, BLACKBURN, WAIPAWA
                                           (later Frederick Street, HASTINGS)

SIBLINGS:   

NEXT OF KIN:   MR H.D. HARDY (father)

OCCUPATION:  SHEEP FARMER

EMPLOYER:   H.D. HARDY (father)

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  BLACKBURN, H.B. 

HEIGHT:  5’ 11½”        WEIGHT:    184lb        CHEST:   34”

COMP:   FAIR         EYES:   GREY         HAIR:  BROWN
    
EDUCATION:   PASSED FOURTH EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:           MUD CORNER CEMETERY, 
                COMINES-WARNETON, HAINAUT, BELGIUM

ENLISTED:   TRENTHAM                DATE:   03/04/1916  

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    15th 
04/04/1916.  POSTED TO ‘B’ COMPANY 15th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
28/07/1916.  LEFT WELLINGTON FOR ENGLAND.
28/09/1916.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORTK, U.K.
28/09/1916.  ATTACHED STRENGTH ‘SLING’.
10/10/1916.  LEFT FOR FRANCE.
11/10/1916.  ATTACHED STRENGTH ETAPLES, FRANCE.
25/10/1916.  JOINED 2nd BATTALION, WELLINGTON REGIMENT IN THE FIELD.
05/11/1916.  ADMITTED TO No.8 CASUALTY CLEARING STATION (DEAFNESS).
14/11/1916.  ATTACHED STRENGTH, ETAPLES.
22/11/1916.  REJOINED BATTALION IN THE FIELD.
26/07/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, BELGIUM.     

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.