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Robert HARDISTY

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Surname: HARDISTY

Forename(s): Robert

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 266853

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 36

Date of Death: 1917-09-02

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

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 entry

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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

Private Robert HARDISTY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: HARDISTY

Forename(s): Robert

Born:

Residence: Ilkley, Yorks

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 266853

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 02/09/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: HARDISTY

Forename(s): R

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 266853

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/6th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 02/09/1917

Additional Information:

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14 September 1917

HARDISTY – September 2nd 1917, died from wounds received in action on the Western Front, Pte. Robert Hardisty, West Riding Regiment, son of the late Mr. Robert Hardisty, blacksmith, Craven Terrace, Skipton, aged 36 years.

14 September 1917

SKIPTON'S ROLL OF HONOUR – PTE. ROBERT HARDISTY, WEST RIDINGS

Official news has also been received of the death from wounds of a former well-known Skiptonian in the person of Pte. Robert Hardisty, West Riding Regiment, one of the three soldier sons of the late Mr. Robert Hardisty, blacksmith, Craven Terrace, Skipton. Deceased had lived at Ilkley for the past sixteen or seventeen years and leaves a wife and six children.

On Wednesday of last week his wife, who lives at 29, North Parade, Ilkley, received a letter from him stating that he was all right on September 2nd, but on the evening of the same day she received a telegram from Queen Alexandra’s Red Cross Hospital, France, to the effect that he had died on September 2nd from wounds received in action. Later she was informed by the War Office that her husband had died from a gunshot wound in the thigh.

Pte. Hardisty, who was a nephew of Mrs. Maudsley, Bank Cottage, Otley Street, Skipton, and also a nephew of the late Mr. Charles Hardisty, of Brook Street, Skipton, was 36 years of age, and enlisted about two years ago. He had been at the Front about eighteen months. He served his apprenticeship with Mr. Harold Roberts, joiner, Skipton, and, as indicated, subsequently went to Ilkley, where, in addition to following his trade, he was the caretaker for eleven years of the P.S.A. rooms. When living at Skipton he attended the Parish Church.

The other two brothers in the Army are Corporal Geo. Herbert Hardisty with the Royal Engineers, and Pte. Charles Hardisty with the West Ridings. The former has been recommended for the Military Medal.

06 September 1918

HARDISTY – In loving memory of my dear husband, Private Robert Hardisty, who died of wounds received in France September 2nd, 1917.

“He laid his richest gift on the altar of duty – his life.”

From his Wife and Children, 29 North Parade, Ilkley.

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14 September 1917

HARDISTY – Died from wounds, Sept 2nd, Pte. Robert Hardisty, of the West Riding Regiment, son of the late Mr. Robt. Hardisty, blacksmith, of Craven Terrace, Skipton, aged 37.

14 September 1917

SKIPTON SOLDIER DIES OF WOUNDS

Word has been received that Private Robert Hardisty, of the West Riding Regiment, son of the late Mr. Robert Hardisty, blacksmith, of Craven Terrace, Skipton, died from wounds on September 2nd. Private Hardisty had resided at Ilkley, and his wife on Wednesday morning of last week received a letter from him stating that he was all right on September 2nd, but the same evening she received a telegram from Queen Alexandra’s Hospital in France, informing her that he had died from wounds. Afterwards she received word from the War Office that he had died from a gunshot wound in the thigh received on September 2nd. He was 32 years of age and leaves a widow and six children. He enlisted about two years ago, and had been in France eighteen months. He served his apprenticeship with Mr. Harold Roberts, joiner, Skipton, but went to Ilkley sixteen or seventeen years ago, where he was also caretaker of the P.S.A. rooms for eleven years. When at Skipton he attended the Parish Church. He is one of three soldier sons, the other two being Private Charles Hardisty, West Riding Regimens and Corporal George Herbert Hardisty of the Royal Engineers. He was a nephew of Mrs. Maudsley, of Bank Cottage, Otley Street, Skipton, and also of the late Mr. Charles Hardisty, of 12, Brook Street, Skipton.

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