Remembered with honour Aire Communal Cemetery: Plot III, Row J, Grave 21.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at 39 Stationery Hospital of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Harold’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of George Alfred and Amy (nee TURNER) HARDWICK.
His parents married 1889 in the Leighton Buzzard, Beds, district. George died 1920 in Watford aged 51, and was buried 14 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Harold was born 21 December 1896 in Leighton Buzzard. He attended first Callow Land Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School from 27 January 1902 to 9 December 1910. In April 1912, he was awarded a watch for five year’s perfect attendance at Callowland School.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Leighton Buzzard, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, unemployed aged 14, he lived in Watford, with his parents and eight siblings.
Unit37th Howitzer Battery
Date of death02/08/1918
Age at death21
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)