Stanley is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1905, Ipswich.

Died: 12th September 1944; age 39; Died as a PoW on board the HELL SHIP ‘Kachidoki Maru’ when the Japanese ship (used for carrying prisoners and troops to Japan) was torpedoed and sunk by the U.S.S. ‘Pampanito.’

Residence: 19, St. Olaves Road, Norwich, Norfolk.


Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (Company Sergeant Major); Service Number: 1669037.

Regiment: Royal Norfolk Regiment, 6th Battalion.


Final resting place unknown.


Memorial Reference:

Column 47.

Singapore Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of A.C. Hardwick, of Norwich, Norfolk.




1911   7, Alverstone Road, Manor Park, Essex.


Stanley was 5 years old and living with his parents, siblings and step brother.


William Hardwick, 33, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Ipswich.

Bessie Frances Hardwick 34, (1st marriage Hardwick (nee Pearson)), born Ipswich.

Arthur James Hardwick, 14, born Ipswich.

Bessie Florence Hardwick, 8, born Ipswich.

Ethel Maud Hardwick, 6, born Ipswich.

William Edward Hardwick, 3, born Ipswich.

Dorothy May Hardwick, 2, born Ipswich.


Stanley’s mother, Bessie Frances Hardwick died 1921, Ipswich.


In 1934, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Stanley married Alice Clara Whaling, born April 1905, Great Yarmouth.


Probate to Alice Clara Hardwick – widow.

William lost his father and step-brother during the First World War.

William Hardwick died of wounds on the 3rd October 1918, aged 40. He had served 2 years in France. He was ranked a Private, service number 607500, for the 714th Coy, of the Labour Corps. William was laid to rest at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Harve, France.

Arthur James Hardwick was KiA, on the 5th September 1918, ages 29. He was ranked a Lance Corporal, service number 200838, for the 1st Battalion, of the Cambridgeshire Regiment. Arthur was laid to rest at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

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