Born: 1914, Ipswich.
Died: 27th May 1940; age: 26; Died of Wounds.
Rank: Guardsman; Service Number: 2613354.
Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion – Foot Guards.
Medals Awarded: Military Medal. London Gazetted – 20th December 1940. His citation reads:
“On the 21st May 1940 this Guardsman, twice volunteered to return from his forward post to fetch ammunition. This necessitated crossing over ground that was heavily swept by MG fire. By his gallant conduct his platoon was able to maintain their fire and inflict heavy casualties on the enemy.”
British Plot – Grave 71.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs W. Hardy, of Ipswich; husband of Ada Hardy, of Ipswich.
In 1937, Ipswich, William married Ada M. Hodge, born 1914. They had 1 daughter.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich