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.
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.
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.