HARDY – John 77th Regiment

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77th Regiment

John Hardy Grave – Close Up

John Hardy’s Gravesite

British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp

Turkish Crimea Medal

NameHARDY – John
Regiment (s)77th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1561
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th June 1842 / 18 years / Ballymena Antrim Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6 in
Dark / brown / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean and Crimea – 2 years 4 months
New South Wales and East Indies – 4 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 30 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th January 1864 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimean War Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Ahoghill near Ballymena Ireland
Pension DistrictsBallymena
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birthc1824 Ahoghill Watercloney Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
HARDY Daniel
1798
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
HENDRY Sarah
B 1803
M 1822
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
O’ROURKE Ellenor (Eleanor)
c1826 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage17th July 1862 Ahoghill Antrim Ireland (witness Ambrose O’Rourke)
Children by 1st WifeDaniel B 14th February 1865 Ahoghill Antrim Ireland
D 3rd September 1942 Welshpool Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Ambrose 11th April 1867 RC Perth Western Australia
D 21st October 1929 Claremont Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Patrick B 17th March 1869 RC Perth Western Australia
D 18th January 1928 Perth
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Granted (unknown date) Lot P1059, Vol. 15 Folio 23 Claremont, Swan District Mitford Road and Wright Avenue 9acres 3perches 2 roods Title 5/374
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesDaily News Saturday 19 June 1897, page 5 – Patrick Hardy assaults mother / general nuisance, sentenced 1 month prison
West Australian 13th and 14th June 1901 (Obits) see further information
Western Mail Saturday 22 December 1906, page 38 Eleanor Hardy Obituary
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th June 1901 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
13th December 1906 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateLeft will – details available (SRO Cons 3458-1901-085)
Further Information1851 Muster & Pay List or Census Newport, Monmouth, Wales [WO12-8287]
1861 Muster &Pay List or Census Hazaribagh East Indies [WO12-8297]
Discharge at own request after 21 years service
1901: Death of an Old Veteran.-We regret to announce the death of Mr. John Hardy, who died at Fremantle yesterday. The deceased arrived in the colony in the Belgravia during July of 1866. He was is member of the 27th Regiment of Foot, having joined the army in 1842, and served 21 years. He saw service in the Crimean and Indian Mutiny campaigns, receiving the medal for Alma, Inkerman, and Sebastapol. He was well known, and much sympathy is felt for his widow and three sons.
The Estate of Daniel Hardy was pursued by a Jane Hardy: West Australian Saturday 4 May 1946 pg 3