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Trooper Henry Hardy

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Henry George Lincoln Richard Hardy

Ancestor's date of birth: 31/12/1873

Ancestor's date of death: 27/08/1943

Cause of Death: Age related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Henry was born in Merriwa NSW. His family moved to Narribri by the time of the Boer War, he however was working at Inverell. He was a general agricultural labourer.

Service Number: 177

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Armidale

Unit: 'B' squadron, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/05/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 189

Contingent: Third Australian

Ship: SS Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Memorial details: Buried at Narrabri

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Nil

Personal Characteristics: Height 175 cm, blue eyes, black hair and dark complexion.

Reasons to go and fight: Details not provided

Details of service in war: 'B' squadron was classed as a sub-unit sponsored by the NSW Mounted Rifles. The unit arrived after the war ended and saw no service

Service and life after the Boer War: He returned to agricultural work. He married Elizabeth Wall in 1906. He died in Narrabri NSW

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Vincent Haire, Narrabri NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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