Other names: Bertram John
Locations in this story: Ebbesbourne Wake, WiltshireSalonikaTeffont Magna, WiltshireSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Bertram John Hardiman was born in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, on 30 Jan 1884 the son of William Hardiman and Sarah Ann Hardiman (nee Coombes). He lived all his early life in Ebbesbourne Wake. He had enlisted on 14 Apr 1914 and joined the Territorial Force as a Private (Service No. 7295). At the outbreak of war he transferred to the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T4/247336). He served in the Salonika area attached to the 85th Field Ambulance from 3 Jan 1917 until 17 Jun 1919 and was discharged as being physically unfit on 15 Jul 1919. He had suffered from Malaria whilst is service and had been granted a small pension and the Silver War Badge No. B248465. He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He had married Minnie Louisa Nokes in Teffont Magna, Wiltshire, on 9 Dec 1916. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Teffont Magna, Wiltshire, working as a Quarryman as well as being a Volunteer ARP Warden Despatch Rider. His death was recorded in Salisbury, Wiltshire, during 1949. His brother, Henry George Hardiman, served but was regrettably killed in action.