Other names: Fred
Locations in this story: Ebbesbourne Wake, WiltshireLong Stratford, Salisbury, WiltshireFrance & FlandersChilhampton, Salisbury, WiltshireSouth Newton, Wiltshire
Story: 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 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. 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 26th February 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. By the 1939 Register he was living at Chilhampton, Salisbury, Wiltshire working as a Labourer. He died on 3rd May 1956 and was buried at St. Andrew's Church, South Newton, Wiltshire.