Orchard Family

Daniel Joseph Hardy

Daniel Joseph ‘Dan’ HardyAge: 29 years18881917

Name
Daniel Joseph ‘Dan’ Hardy
Given names
Daniel Joseph
Nickname
Dan
Surname
Hardy
Birth 1888 21 24
Birth of a sisterAnnie Marie Emily Hardy
19 January 1890 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherPercy Sullivan Hardy
29 August 1891 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherFredercik Charles Hardy
1893 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterGrace Hardy
1 April 1896 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Beatrice Hardy
1898 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles Clive Hardy
1907 (Age 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Mitchell
1913 (Age 25 years)

Note: Description: Reg 4262
MSRV: Military Service Entered 17 February 1916 (Age 28 years)

Note: Description: 37th Battalion, Australian Infranty, AIF
Religion
Church of England
17 February 1916 (Age 28 years)

Death 21 October 1917 (Age 29 years)

Burial 1917 (Age 29 years)
Address: located 9 kilometres NE of Ieper
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery
Note: Grave Memorial Ref: XVI. H. 10.
Military
Awarded the Military Medal
1 February 1918 (3 months after death)
Note: 'On 4th October 1917, East of Ypres, he displayed conspicuous gallantry in action. He was untir…
Military
Awarded British War Medal
28 September 1922 (4 years after death)

Military
Awarded Victory Medal
13 March 1923 (5 years after death)

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father
mother
Marriage: 1887Stratford, Victoria, Australia
2 years
himself
2 years
younger sister
Annie Marie Emily Hardy
Birth: 19 January 1890 23 26Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1977Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
19 months
younger brother
Percy Sullivan Hardy
Birth: 29 August 1891 24 27Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: 21 April 1968Moe, Victoria, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Fredercik Charles Hardy
Birth: 1893 26 29Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1952Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
3 years
younger sister
Grace Hardy
Birth: 1 April 1896 29 32Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: 14 April 1983Stratford, Victoria, Australia
3 years
younger sister
10 years
younger brother
Charles Clive Hardy
Birth: 1907 40 43Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1976Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia

MSRV: Military Service Entered
Description: 37th Battalion, Australian Infranty, AIF
Burial
Grave Memorial Ref: XVI. H. 10.
Military
'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
Note
THE LATE PTE. D. J. HARDY, Miss G. Hardy, of Bulgoback, is in receipt of the following letter from the O.C. of the company to which her late brother, Pte. D. J. Hardy, belonged:- " France, 25/1/I8. Dear Miss Hardy,-Your letter received to-day. I am very glad to be able to tell you about your brother, who was perhaps one of the best men in the company, and that is saying a good bit. He was a marvellous boy. At Messines he was recommended for his work, and at the Ypres battle he was in charge of sixteen stretcher bearers - a very responsible post-and he never came back to the line without bringing water or trench mortar shells, or something. Others would come up empty, but not he. He always carried some-thing, and didn't care who he gave it to-New Zealanders or Australians, it was all the same to him. He was a marvel to everybody, and after the stunt he was recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal, the highest decoration that could be given to a soldier. Five officers spoke for him, and in the second Ypres battle he was just the same. In this battle he was killed while carrying out an officer. Captain Stubbs. A shell landed right under hilm, killing him and the others instantly. He was regretted by all, and the company is proud of him. I spoke to your other brother to-day, and told him to write often. He has written once a week , I know. He is a good boy, and is well. I will look after him as well as I can. I am glad to be able to tell you something about Dan, for he was one of the best men we ever had.--Yours sincerely, Jas. H. Lambden, Capt., O.C. C Coy., 37th Battalion.'