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   Private William Oliver Hardy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 13/07/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 28
William Oliver Hardy was the son of Mr. Joseph Hardy, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, and formerly of Lissan House, Cookstown. William Hardy lived and worked in Cookstown for the Great Northern Railway as a ticket clerk. Later he settled in Belfast. While in Belfast, he enlisted with the 14th Royal Irish Rifles. He took ill and was hospitalised while he was training with his battalion and died soon after. He was buried with full military honours at Stewartstown Churchyard, Belfast.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Stewartstown Churchyard
  Belfast, Co Antrim
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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 68
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1 1901 Census lists Hardy family 1901 census lists Wm Oliver as age 14 at house 143 in Dunluce Avenue, Windsor, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Hardy family 1911 census lists William Oliver as age 24, a railway clerk, at house 11 in Elaine Street, Cromac, Antrim