Frank Herbert Hardiman

Surname: Hardiman
Other names: Frank Herbert
Other people in this story:
Elizabeth Hardiman
Lily Rose Compton
Locations in this story:
Islington, London
Lambeth, London
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Wilton, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Frank Herbert Hardiman was born in Islington, London, on 25 Apr 1891 and baptised in Lambeth, London, on 6 May 1891 the son of Elizabeth Hardiman (no father was named).   By 1901 he and his mother had moved to Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, and his mother had by then married and was living in Pound Street, Ebbesbourne Wake.  Frank enlisted and joined the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 2091).  He served with the 3rd and 7th Regiments before being transferred to the 11th Battalion of the Royal Worcestershire Regiment (Service No. 38372) on 19 Nov 1915.  He was in Salonika for much of the time and had suffered from Malaria.  He was eventually discharged on 20 Apr 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   He married Lily Rose Compton in the Wilton, Wiltshire, Registry area in 1919.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Chalkway Head, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, working as a General Farm Labourer.  His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1951.


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