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Horace Hardy 1875-1924

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Horice Henry was the youngest son of John James Henry. He was born in Hartlepool in 1875 and died 1924 in Howbeck House Hartlepool.I

In 1902 Horace became  a volunteer in Imperial Yeomanry , he went to South Africa for the Boer War but was too late for action. In this photograph he seen ipossibly wearing the badge of the Imperial Yeomanry(front row,seated, middle).

John George Hardy , his nephew is sitting  on the right of Horace.

Standing behind are Horace's sons ;Angus Kenneth Hardy (1896-1919) and William Hardy(1905-1933).

The young boy on the left of Horace is his son Eric Hardy  (1905-1933),

Angus served with the Royal Field Artillery in France, he was taken prisoner by the Germans in 1917.

William enlisted with the Durham Light Infantry in 1915 but was dischared later that year for being underage. He re-enlisted in the Royal Engineers but died in a military hospital in Colchester in 1917 of a skull infection.

Donor : Malcolm Hardy


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