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Name: Thomas Henry HARDY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Lance Corporal Initials: T H Service No.: 2058
Date of Birth : 24/02/1897 Place of Birth : Greenhead, Northumberland. Age at Death: 19
Unit: 1st/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham, 10th August 1914.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 3 Mitchell Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Started on 28th February 1911 as a pony putter at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Thursday 28th September 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Mametz Wood Trenches.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 4th November 1916.
Family Details:
Youngest son of Thomas and the late Margaret Hardy of 32 Mitchell Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
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