Other names: Henry Walter
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyBolton, LancashireSt. Peter's Church, Smithills, LancashireBell Street, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Henry Walter Hardy was born in 1888 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Walter Hardy, a plasterer, and Elizabeth Hardy. In 1912 he married Alma Annie Wright. They had one daughter, Alma. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as an iron molder and living at 28 Bell Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in the North Staffordshire Regiment (Service No. 23444) and at the time of his discharge held the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died in Bolton, Lancashire on 31st March 1922, probably as a result of gas poisoning during the war. He was buried at St. Peter's Church, Smithills, Lancashire. He is remembered on the Holy Trinity War Memorial, now in St. PeterÍs Church, Shaftesbury.