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HoC - Roll of Honour- Horace Walter Hardy


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Horace Walter Hardy


Horace was a Lance Corporal, 350841, in the London Regiment 2nd/7th Battalion.

He lost his life on 20th September 1917, at the age of 31 and is commemorated at the Menin Gate, Ypres. His name is most visible on the right hand image, left column, 3rd name down under LANCE CORPORAL.


The British Army WW1 medal Rolls Index 1914-1920 awarded him the Victory medal.

Roll TP7/ 101 B2 page 139 Regiment no. 2771 7th London Regiment.

The Index of Wills and Administrations 1858-1966 show that Horace Walter Hardy of 41, St. Mary’s Grove Chiswick Middlesex died 20th September 1917 in France Administration (with will) London 4th June to Clara Hardy widow. Effects £186.18s.9d

Horace was born in 1886 and is listed in the 1891 Census as five years old.

His father William Hardy was born in Acton Middlesex and his mother Clara was from Cheshunt in Hertfordshire.

His birth was registered in Fulham, in the Parish of St. John a sub region of St. Paul’s Hammersmith.

In 1891, his father aged 52 was a hosier and there were nine children and a general domestic servant Elizabeth Reader in their home.

The 1901 Census, lists his brother William Harold Hardy age 23 as a lithographic shopkeeper.

The 1911 Census lists Clara aged 62 as a widow with six children at 41, St Mary’s Grove.

Horace Walter Hardy single aged 25 was a warehouseman in the making of Gloves and his birthplace as Shepherds Bush, following on from his father in the hosiery manufacturing industry.

His youngest sister Augusta aged 21 was single and a pianist and his older brother William Harold Hardy 36, single was an artist and painter.

Two older siblings Clare and Grace were not listed and may have married and left home.

An older brother Frank is also not listed.

Horace was the youngest son, but Augusta Hardy the youngest member of the family.

According to the London England Electoral Register in 1913, Horace was living at 15 St. Mary’s Grove paying £40 per annum for a first floor room furnished.