Charles Briggs Hardy

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First name: Charles

Middle name: Briggs

Last name: Hardy

Personal information:

Private Charles Hardy, born at Dawes Point, Sydney in 1894 was a blacksmith???s assistant aged 21 when he enlisted as a Private in the 19th Battalion, 12 Feb. 1915. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Ceramic, 25 June 1915 and served at Gallipoli and in France, where he was wounded in the Battle of Fleurbaix in France. He was repatriated back to Australia on the Karoola, 16 Oct. 1916 and discharged on medical grounds in March 1917.

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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