Born: 1911, Ipswich.
Died: 12th April 1945; age: 33; Japanese POW – died Taiwan.
Residence: 102, Handford Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Lance Corporal; Serivice Number: 5835277.
Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion – Infantry.
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.
Hong Kong Island,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Alice Hardwicke; husband of Rose Hardwicke, of Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex.
Father: William Alfred Hardwicke, born May 1878, Ipswich – died First World War – on the 2nd October 1918, aged 40. A Corporal, service number 473267, of the Royal Army Medical Corps,
88th Field Ambulance. William was laid to rest at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Mother: Alice Maud Hardwicke (nee Rosier), born 1880, Stowmarket, Suffolk – died 1919, Ipswich.
In 1939, Ipswich, Harold married Rose Southgate, born May 1909, Ipswich.
Probate to Rose Hardwicke.