Orchard Family

Daniel Joseph Hardy

Daniel Joseph “Dan” HardyAge: 29 years18881917

Daniel Joseph “Dan” Hardy
Given names
Daniel Joseph
Birth 1888 21 24
Birth of a sisterAnnie Marie Emily Hardy
January 19, 1890 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherPercy Sullivan Hardy
August 29, 1891 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherFredercik Charles Hardy
1893 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterGrace Hardy
April 1, 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 February 17, 1916 (Age 28 years)

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

Death October 21, 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.
Awarded the Military Medal
February 1, 1918 (3 months after death)
Note: 'On 4th October 1917, East of Ypres, he displayed conspicuous gallantry in action. He was untir…
Awarded British War Medal
September 28, 1922 (4 years after death)

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

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Marriage: 1887Stratford, Victoria, Australia
2 years
2 years
younger sister
Annie Marie Emily Hardy
Birth: January 19, 1890 23 26Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1977Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
19 months
younger brother
Percy Sullivan Hardy
Birth: August 29, 1891 24 27Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: April 21, 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: April 1, 1896 29 32Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: April 14, 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
Grave Memorial Ref: XVI. H. 10.
'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
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.'