Other names: Walter
Locations in this story: Ebbesbourne Wake, WiltshireSalonikaEgyptFrance & FlandersWinterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Walter Hardiman was born on 16 Feb 1897 in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 16 Mar 1897 the son of Charles Hardiman and Louisa Hardiman (nee Burton). He spent most of his life, apart from Military Service, in the Ebbesbourne Wake area. He enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment on 6 Sep 1914 (Service No. 12159) but was shortly afterwards transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Service No. 15221). He served with the 7th and then the 1st Battalions in Salonika, Egypt and France & Flanders. During his service he suffered various bouts of malaria. He was discharged on 1 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. On discharge he went to live at Winterslow, Nr. Salisbury, Wiltshire. Records beyond this point have not been found.