Born: 17th August 1911, Ipswich.

Died: 12th April 1945; age: 33; Japanese PoW – died Taiwan.

Captured: 15th February 1942.

Residence: 102, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Occuaption: Sack & Bag Warehouseman.


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.


Grave Reference:


Sai Wan War Cemetery,

Hong Kong Island,

Hong Kong.


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.



Harold was a Sack & Bag Warehouseman. He was living with his wife at the home of his widowed maternal grandmother – 100, Handford Road, Ipswich, with his brother, sister-in-law, baby niece and paternal grandmother.

Bertha Rosier (nee Ling), unpaid Domestic Duties, born February 1859, Baylam, Suffolk.

Ivan Frank Hardwicke, a Carpenter – House Erections, born May 1915, Ipswich.

Harriet Hardwicke (nee Harris), unpaid Domestic Duties, born November 1916, Ipswich.

Elaine M. Hardwicke, born 1939, Ipswich.

Rose, a Sack Machinist.

Julia Hardwicke, unpaid Domestic Duties, born February 1857, Ashbocking, Suffolk – died 1944, Ipswich.


Probate to Rose Hardwicke – widow.

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