A biography of the military career of Frederick James Hardy who served in Royal Field Artillery
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Private Frederick James Hardy

Serving Soldiers' Biographies

Private Frederick James Hardy 33526 Royal Field Artillery

Frederick was born in Dunstable in 1882 to parents James Hardy a Straw Hat Blocker from Kegworth Leicestershire and Charlotte Arnold of Kings Lynn Norfolk.

1901 shows Frederick working in the Print Industry which was very big in Dunstable at the time. On 12th January 1904 he enlisted in the Royal Regiment of Artillery who he would serve with until his death.

In 1913 he married Florence Groom and set up home in Bower Lane Eaton Bray where they had two sons Stanley born in 1914 and Aubrey who was to lose his life in 1942 to the second war.

At the outbreak of war Frederick was sent to France with the British Expeditionary Force where he was wounded in December 1914. Returning to the front he was posted in 1915 with the Mediterranean Force to Salonika.

Frederick died on Friday 22nd September 1916 at Salonika.

Buried Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery Greece Grave 444