Daniel Joseph Hardy, 18881917 (aged 29 years)

Name
Daniel Joseph /Hardy/
Given names
Daniel Joseph
Nickname
Dan
Surname
Hardy
Birth
Birth of a sister
Birth of a brother
Birth of a brother
Birth of a sister
Birth of a sister
Birth of a brother
Death of a paternal grandmother
1913 (aged 25 years)
Note: Description: Reg 4262
MSRV: Military Service Entered
February 17, 1916 (aged 28 years)
Note: Description: 37th Battalion, Australian Infranty, AIF
Religion
Church of England
February 17, 1916 (aged 28 years)
Death
October 21, 1917 (aged 29 years)
Burial
1917 (0 after death)
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery
Address: located 9 kilometres NE of Ieper
Note: Grave Memorial Ref: XVI. H. 10.
Military
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 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.'

'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

Military
Awarded British War Medal
September 28, 1922 (4 years after death)
Military
Awarded Victory Medal
March 13, 1923 (5 years after death)
Family with parents
father
18661919
Birth: September 27, 1866 34 33 Grant, Victoria, Australia
Death: September 10, 1919Dargo, Victoria, Australia
mother
18641936
Birth: about 1864 48 28 Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: July 26, 1936Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Marriage Marriage1887Stratford, Victoria, Australia
2 years
himself
Daniel Joseph Hardy
18881917
Birth: 1888 21 24 Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: October 21, 1917
2 years
younger sister
18901977
Birth: January 19, 1890 23 26 Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1977Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
20 months
younger brother
18911968
Birth: August 29, 1891 24 27 Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: April 21, 1968Moe, Victoria, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18931952
Birth: 1893 26 29 Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1952Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18961983
Birth: April 1, 1896 29 32 Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death: April 14, 1983Stratford, Victoria, Australia
3 years
younger sister
1898
Birth: 1898 31 34 Stratford, Victoria, Australia
Death:
10 years
younger brother
19071976
Birth: 1907 40 43 Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1976Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
Birth
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.'