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Amos Arthur HARDISTY

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Surname: HARDISTY

Forename(s): Amos Arthur

Place of Birth: Long Drax, Yorkshire

Service No: 37813

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Otago Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 1st Battalion

Division: New Zealand Division

Age: 44

Date of Death: 1917-10-12

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 3.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

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 entry

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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

Private Amos Arthur HARDISTY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Otago Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Otago Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: New Zealand Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: New Zealand Division

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Surname: HARDISTY

Forename(s): Amos Arthur

Country of Service: New Zealand

Service Number: 37813

Rank: Private

Regiment: Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F.

Unit: "A" Coy. 1st Bn.

Age: 44

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Died Date: 12/10/1917

Additional Information: Son of the late Amos and Hannah B. Hardisty, of Barmoldswick, England; husband of Elizabeth Cameron Hardisty, of 210, Featherston St., Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Drax Abbey, Selby, England.

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25 January 1918

HARDISTY – October 12th, 1917, killed is France, Corporal Arthur A. Hardisty, New Zealand (Otago) Regiment, son of the late Police Inspector Hardisty, of Barnoldswick, aged 45 years.

25 January 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – New Zealanders’ Death in France

News reached Barnoldswick on Sunday (via New Zealand), of the death of Corporal Arthur A. Hardisty, of the New Zealand (Otago) Regiment, who was killed in France on the 12th October last year. Corporal Hardisty, who was about 45 years of age was well known in Barnoldswick, being a son of the late Inspector Hardisty, of the Barnoldswick police force. Prior to emigrating to New Zealand some 18 years ago he was in business as a stationer in Rainhall Road. He was twice married, his first wife being a daughter of the late Mr. Thos. Nuttall, plasterer, Barnoldswick. Corporal Hardisty served a short period in the Army as a young man, and joined the New Zealand contingent about 18 months ago, with whom he came to England and spent a short leave with friends at Morecambe last Whitsuntide.

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25 January 1918

HARDISTY – Killed in action, Oct. 12th, 1917, Corpl. Arthur A. Hardisty, of the New Zealand (Otaga) Regiment, son of the late Inspector Hardisty, of the Barnoldswick Police Force, aged 45.

25 January 1918

BARNOLDSWICK

NEW ZEALANDER’S DEATH IN FRANCE

News reached Barnoldswick on Sunday (via New Zealand) of the death of Corporal Arthur A. Hardisty, of the New Zealand (Otaga) Regiment, who was killed in France on the 12th October last year. Corporal Hardisty, who was about 45 years of age, was well known in Barnoldswick, being a son of the late Inspector Hardisty, of the Barnoldswick Police Force. Prior to emigrating to New Zealand, some 18 years ago, he was in business as a stationer in Rainhall Road. He was twice married, his first wife being a daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Nuttall, plasterer, Barnoldswick. Corporal Hardisty served a short period in the army as a young man, and joined the New Zealand contingent about 18 months ago, with whom he came to England and spent a short leave with friends at Morecambe last Whitsuntide.

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