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Forename(s): Amos Arthur
Place of Birth: Long Drax, Yorkshire
Service No: 37813
Regiment / Corps / Service: Otago Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 1st Battalion
Division: New Zealand Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-12
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 3.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Amos Arthur Hardisty was the son of Amos and Hannah Hardisty, née Brough. Amos, senior, was born at Sheriff Hutton, Yorkshire and Hannah at Clayworth, Nottinghamshire.
1881 Bilton-cum-Harrogate, Yorkshire Census: Ripon Road - Amos A. Hardisty, aged 7 years, born Long Drax, Yorkshire, son of Amos and Hannah Hardisty.
1891 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Manchester Road - Amos H. [sic] Hardisty, aged 17 years, born Drax Abby [sic], son of Amos and Hannah Hardisty.
Amos was married to Olive Nuttall in 1896 (died 9 August 1900).
Amos and his son, Percy, who also served in the Great War, emigrated to New Zealand in 1906. Amos married Elizabeth Cameron Taylor in 1912.
Amos was killed during the First Battle of Passchendaele (12 October 1917). He was buried, but his grave was not found after the war.
A short biography of Amos is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
New Zealand service records: https://www.govt.nz/browse/history-culture-and-heritage/nz-history/get-a-copy-of-a-ww1-service-record/
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HARDISTY, Corporal Arthur A., aged 45 years, [Barnoldswick], New Zealand (Otaga) Regt., son of the late Inspector Hardisty, killed in action Oct. 12, 1917.
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Private Amos Arthur HARDISTY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Otago Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: New Zealand Division
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