Missing medals & Memorial Plaque of Ernest Hardy – Northumberland Fusiliers

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The First World War medals and Memorial Plaque attributable to Serjeant Ernest HARDY are missing and a descendant is hoping that you may be able to assist.

Serjeant Ernest Hardy was a member of the 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers – and was killed in action during November 1916.

Ernest HARDY served in the 10th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers.  His British War Medal and Victory Medal are missing.  Can you help?

Ernest HARDY served in the 10th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers. His British War Medal and Victory Medal are missing. Can you help?

Awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal, it is believed the widow of Ernest had died by the time his medals were issued.  It is possible the medal group were subsequently passed onto her family, her maiden name being Bull.

A history of the 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers has been conducted by the Wartime Memories Project.  Please CLICK HERE to read more about this battalion which has a very long history within the British armed forces.  The 10th (Service) battalion was formed as early as September 1914.

An image of a Memorial Plaque similar to that commemorating Serjeant Ernest HARDY.  Colloquially referred to as a "Dead Man's Penny", this plaque is missing and is currently being sought by one of his descendants.  Can you help?

An image of a Memorial Plaque similar to that commemorating Serjeant Ernest HARDY. Colloquially referred to as a “Dead Man’s Penny”, this plaque is missing and is currently being sought by one of his descendants. Can you help?

Records on hand with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) indicate his exact date of death was 9th November 1916 and his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium.  This memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died before 16 August 1917 and have no known grave.

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Gary Traynor is Administrator of the Militaria based website MEDALSGONEMISSING. The aim of this "NOT FOR PROFIT" website is to reunite families, with lost War Medals and other items of militaria which may have been awarded or issued to their ancestors. What Gary refers to as their "lost heritage". He has been actively involved in the preservation of Militaria and the researching of Military History for well over 29 years. During his travels, he has conducted numerous study trips to Gallipoli, The Western Front, Kokoda and many other major battle sites around the world. He was a member of the Australian Army Reserve (UNSWR & 4/3 RNSWR) and served for 23 years with the New South Wales Police Force. He was also priveleged to have served as a Volunteer Guide at the Australian War Memorial for a number of years. Gary now conducts tours of the Gallipoli Battlefields and the Kokoda Track in New Guinea. He leads the field in his knowledge of the beach head battlefields encompassing Buna, Gona & Sanananda. Medalsgonemissing is a website that will assist you in locating your family's lost war medals and other awards. If you have an ancestor who served in any of the British Commonwealth Armed Services at any time - and whose medals are lost/stolen or simply missing....then so long as the medals are out there - this site will help you to locate them. However the site also contains articles of interest in relation to Military History, War Memorials & Uniforms / kit. Please explore our website as there is sure to be something of interest to you.
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