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   Private William Oliver Hardy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/11/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/07/1887
Died: 13/07/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 28
William Oliver Hardy was the second son of Joseph and Bessie Hardy. He was born in Stewartstown on 12th July 1886. He was one of ten children. His father was a coachman and was reported to have links with Lissan House, Cookstown. William was a railway clerk. By 1911 the family had settled in Belfast. William enlisted in Belfast. Private Hardy was training with the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (Young Citizen Volunteers) when he died of illness died of illness at the Military Hospital, Donegall Road, Belfast on 13th July 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Donaghendry Ch Of Ireland Churchyard
  Stewartstown, Co Tyrone, 
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 0
Donaghendry Church of Ireland Churchyard is in the centre of Stewartstown, County Tyrone, on the Coagh Road (B160).
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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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
3 Belfast War Memorials Listed on ROH in Saint Nicholas’ Church, (Lisburn Road) Belfast.
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