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Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 266853
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1917-09-02
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. A. 8.
CWGC Cemetery: DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: ILKLEY, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Robert Hardisty was the son of Robert and Sarah Ann Hardisty, née Hardisty. Robert, senior, was born at Skipton and Sarah at Norwood near Fewston, Yorkshire.
1881 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Mill Lane - Robert Hardisty, aged 6 months, born Skipton, son of Robert and Sarah Ann Hardisty.
1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 10, New Bridge Street - Robert Hardisty, aged 10 years, born Skipton, son of Robert and Sarah Ann Hardisty.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 8, New Bridge Street - Robert Hardisty, aged 20 years, born Skipton, son of Robert and Sarah Ann Hardisty.
Robert was married to Jennie Hobson in 1901.
1911 Ilkley, Yorkshire Census: 29, North Parade - Robert Hardisty, aged 30 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, husband of Jennie Hardisty.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Robert Hardisty, 266853, West Riding Regiment.
See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
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, Robert, aged 37, West Riding Regiment, son of the late Mr. Robert Hardisty, blacksmith, Craven Terrace, Skipton, died of wounds Sept. 2, 1917.
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Private Robert HARDISTY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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