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.
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
Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion