15 December 2019

CWGC burial at Beechwood Cemetery: Alfred Hardie

Born 17 January 1878 in Islington, London, Alfred Hardie was the eldest son of Thomas and Mary Jane (nee Stammers). In 1881 his father was a solicitor's managing clerk.
He emigrated to Canada on the Dominion in 1899 and married Elizabeth Augusta Heinrich in Lethbridge, Alberta in 1907. They had a daughter Jocelyn Ruby.
He tried to enlist in Canada but was rejected for heart disease. Returning to England he was successful in enlisting with the Canadian Army Pay Corps at Shorncliffe, Kent.
He returned to Canada, became a Freemason but died of "natural causes" on this date a century ago at 97 Metcalfe Street, the Civil Service Club, in Ottawa.
Acting Corporal Hardie is interred in Sec. A. Range 37. Grave 43 at Beechwood Cemetery.

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