Friday 14 August 2009

Private Albert Hardy

Born on 19 July 1895 in Lancashire, England - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Hardy, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother, trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 9.5 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 24 January 1916 (number 775630) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 December 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps on 1 January 1917 - wounded on 2 April 1917.

Died on 6 April 1923.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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