2418 Private George Hardy


Author: NSW Fire Brigades - Contributor Ian Grimwood AFSM

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Born: 1887, Newcastle, NSW

Occupation: Carter. Wife: Lily. 

Appointed to the Wickham Volunteer Brigade, 1st March 1910. Resigned 31st July 1915.

George played Rugby League for NSW against QLD


Enlisted: 18th July 1915, 5th Reinforcements / 19th Battalion, ”B” Company, Australian Infantry. Embarked Sydney per HMAT A32 “Themistocles”. Reported for Duty to join MEF at Tel-el-Kebir on the 8th January 1916. Proceeded to join BEF, embarked at Alexandria on the 18th March 1916. Disembarked Marseilles on the 25th March 1916.

Killed in Action: 3rd August 1916 at Pozieres

Buried: Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison, France


1914 / 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

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