Born: 1902, Ipswich.

Died: 24th July 1918; age: 16; at Military Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Enlistment Location: Warley, Essex.

Rank: Boy; Service Number: 9750

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion – Depot.


Grave Reference:


Bury St. Edmunds Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James Henry & Mary Anne Hardy, of 6, Boston Road, Ipswich.




1911   34, Phoenix Road, Ipswich.


Walter was 9 years old and living with his mother.

Mary Ann Hardy (nee Hughes), 53, a Sick Nurse – Domestic, born Pembrokeshire, Wales.


On the 1911 census, Walter’s father, James Henry Hardy, was 67 years old and a Patient at Ipswich Lunatic Asylum, Foxhall Road. He was a Net Maker and an Army Pensioner – Cook, born Castle Hedingham, Essex.


Walter’s father, James Henry Hardy, died 1918, Ipswich.


Soldier’s Effects to Mary A. Hardy – mother.

Walter is remembered on St. Pancras Catholic Church Ipswich WW1 Memorial

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