Walter Hardiman

Surname: Hardiman
Other names: Walter
Other people in this story:
Charles Hardiman
Louisa Hardiman née Burton
Locations in this story:
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Salonika, Greece
France & Flanders
East Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Walter Hardiman was born on 16th February 1897 in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 16th March 1897, the son of Charles Hardiman and Louisa Hardiman (née Burton).   He spent most of his early life, apart from Military Service, in the Ebbesbourne Wake area. He enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment on 6th September 1914 (Service No. 12159) but was almost immediately on 18 Sep 1914 transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Service No. 15221).  He served with the 7th and then the 1st Battalions in Salonika and Egypt from 10 Jul 1915 and France & Flanders from 11 Jun 1918.  During his service he suffered various bouts of malaria but not sufficient to qualify for a pension.  He was discharged on 1st March 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.  On discharge he went to live at East Winterslow, Nr. Salisbury, Wiltshire, with his brother working as a Dairyman as recorded in the 1921 Census.  Records beyond this point have not been found.


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