Other names: Albert Edwin
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersChapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne, FranceLower Blandford Road, Melbury Abbas, DorsetMelbury Abbas, Dorset
Story: Albert Edwin Hardiman was born in 1897 in Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He was the son of John Hardiman, a coal merchant, and Kezia Hardiman (nee Sharp). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Lower Blandford Road, Melbury Abbas, Dorset. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private and joined the 1st Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 18964). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 6th April 1917 and his name appears on the Holnon Communal Cemetery Memorial 3 in the Chapelle British War Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne, France. He is remembered on the Melbury Abbas War Memorial.