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Daniel Joseph HARDY

Regimental number1044
Place of birthStratford, Victoria
SchoolState School, Lindenon
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBulgoback, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Charles Edward Hardy, Bulgoback via Stratford, Victoria
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 17 October 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"The deceased soldier distinguished himself on 4th October, 1917 whilst carrying wounded soldiers from the front line under heavy shell fire. He was in command of stretcher bearers in the 37th Battalion." Details from Sister.
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row H, Grave No. 10), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Sophia HARDY, Cobbanah, Victoria. Native of Stratford, Victoria

Military Medal

'On 4th October 1917, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry in action. He was untiring as a stretcher bearer in attending to wounded under heavy shell and machine gun fire. He voluntarily organised and controlled the other stretcher bearers, and was instrumental in having all the wounded in his neighbourhood rapidly evacuated. His example was a fine inspiration to the other bearers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1045 Percy Sullivan HARDY, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 July 1919. 2 cousins died in active service. One brother and 4 cousins returned.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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