ELLESMERE PORT WAR MEMORIAL PROJECT

Soldiers of the War Memorial


'SEVEN BROTHERS GONE TO WAR'

29568 Private Samuel HARDWICK
2nd/6th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in Action on 5th September 1917, Aged 19.


THE HARDWICK SONS - 'SEVEN BROTHERS GONE TO WAR'

The Hardwicks came from Tipton in Staffordshire, where William Hardwick, was born into a family of iron workers in the industrial heartlands of the Black Country. Like many of his friends and neighbours he saw brighter prospects opening up at the expansion of the canal town in Ellesmere Port, especially once the Wolverhampton Iron Works had led the way, moving their operation north to the Portís canal side. The family arrived in Ellesmere Port around 1910, moving into 8 Woodfield Road, close to the Iron Works. When the war came all seven sons signed up for military service.

Click here for a fully illustrated story of this patriotic Ellesmere Port family.

Original Documents

War records

William Hardwick - Soldier's War Record

Harry Hardwick - Soldier's War Record

Medal record cards


Commonwealth War Grave Record

Samuel Hardwick - Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Census Records

Census Records of William Hardwick's family 1861-1911

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