Other names: Fred
Locations in this story: Ebbesbourne Wake, WiltshireLong Stratford, Salisbury, WiltshireFrance & FlandersChillhampton, Salisbury, WiltshireSouth Newton, Wiltshire
Story: Fred Hardiman was born on 24 Jan 1879 at Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, the son of William Hardiman and Sarah Jane Hardiman (nee Moxham). He lived most of his early life in and around Ebbesbourne Wake. He married Priscilla Mary Williams Everett on 11 Dec 1915 at Long Stratford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, and they went on to have one child. Fred enlisted on 25 Mar 1916 and joined the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Service No. 25191) with whom he saw service In France & Flanders. He was transferred to the Labour Corps (Service No. 93810) and served with various units with the (Home Service) Employment Company. He was demobilized on 26 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the 1939 Register he was living at Chilcompton, Salisbury, Wiltshire working as a Labourer. He died on 3 May 1956 and was buried at St. Andrews Church, South Newton, Wiltshire.