Those Who Served on Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial

Fred Hardiman

Surname: Hardiman
Other names: Fred
Other people in this story:
William Hardiman
Sarah Jane Hardiman née Moxham
Priscilla Mary Williams Hardiman née Everett
Locations in this story:
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Long Stratford, Salisbury, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Chilhampton, Salisbury, Wiltshire
South Newton, Wiltshire
Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Fred Hardiman was born on 24th January 1879 at Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, the son of William Hardiman and Sarah Jane Hardiman (née Moxham).  He lived most of his early life in and around Pound Street, Ebbesbourne Wake. He married Priscilla Mary Williams Everett on 11th December 1915 at Long Stratford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, and they went on to have one child. Fred enlisted on 25th March 1916 and joined the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Service No. 25191) with whom he saw service in France & Flanders from 7 May 1916.  He was transferred to the Labour Corps on 9 May 1917 (Service No. 93810) and served with various units with the (Home Service) Employment Company eventually being promoted to Lance Corporal on 17 Oct 1918.  He was demobilized on 26th February 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  The 1921 Census shows him living at Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, Wiltshire, working as a Farm Labourer and by the 1939 Register he had moved to Chilhampton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, still working as a Labourer.  He died on 3rd May 1956 and was buried at St. Andrew's Church, South Newton, Wiltshire.

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