John Barton HARDY


HARDY, John Barton

Service Number: 1488
Enlisted: 8 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, 3 August 1870
Home Town: East Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: GSW head, 44th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium , 9 October 1917, aged 47 years
Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery
Nine Elms British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 8), Poperinghe, Belgium, Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cook's Hill Superior Public School , Cooks Hill St John's Honor Roll, Grand United Order of Oddfellows Newcastle Branch 1086, Hamilton St. Peter's Church Honor Roll, Hunter District Water Supply & Sewerage Board Roll of Honour, Newcastle (Gardner Memorial) War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1488, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1488, 35th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1488, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
19 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1488, 35th Infantry Battalion, Died of wounds

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

PRIVATE HARDY.- Mrs. J. Hardy, of 122 Tudor-street, IIamilton, has received word that her son Private J. B. Hardy. died of wounds received in action on October 9. He sailed in May, 1915, with  the machine gun section of "Newcastle's Own" Battalion. Prior to enlisting he was employed by the Water and Sewerage Board, Newcastle.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

Memorialised at Sandgate Cemetery.

104 years ago today, on the 9th October 1917, Private John Barton Hardy, 35th Battalion (Lewis Machine Gun Section, Reg No-1488), mechanic (leading maintenance man) at the Newcastle Water & Sewage Board, from 4a, off Brown Street, Newcastle, New South Wales, Died of Wounds received at the Battle of Broodseinde, Passchendaele Campaign, age 47.

No Roll of Honour circular submitted.

Born at East Maitland, New South Wales on the 3rd August 1870 to John (died 1913) and Maria (died 1927) Hardy of 122 Tudor Street, Hamilton, New South Wales, John enlisted January 1916 at Newcastle, N.S.W.

Memorial Service for John at the Hamilton St. Peter's Anglican Church.

John is resting at Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium. Plot V Row B Grave 8. Many thanks to Eddy Lin for the headstone photos.

Mr. Hardy’s name has been inscribed on the Cooks Hill St. John's Anglican Church Honor Roll, Cooks Hill Superior Public School Roll of Honour, Gardner Memorial, Hamilton St. Peter's Anglican Church Honor Roll, St. Peter's Church Memorial Trees, Grand United Order of Oddfellows City of Newcastle Branch (1086) Roll of Honour (1st unveiling on the 19th February 1916, 13 names inscribed, 2nd unveiling on the 25th October 1919, 28 names now inscribed, 5 Fallen), Book of Gold, The Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Board Roll of Honour, Newcastle Loyal Orange Lodge No.26 Roll of Honor and The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall.

I have placed poppies at the memorialised gravesite of the Hardy family in remembrance of the service and supreme sacrifice of their son for God, King & Country during The Great War. ANGLICAN 1-65. 79.

Memorial inscription on headstone incorrectly states 17th October 1917.

Lest We Forget.