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Born: 1874
Died: 5 May 1918
Buried: Nine Elms British Cemetery
Address: Frizinghall
Parents: Robert Henry & Charlotte
Spouse: Mary Stewart Hardy
Occupation: Pastor, Frizinghall Congregational Church
Organisations/clubs: Baildon Golf Club
Rank: Captain
Rolls of Honour: Baildon GC; St Paul’s; Frizinghall URC
Regiment: R.G.A.
Rev James Henry Hardy
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Official intimation has been received that Captain the Rev James Henry Hardy, attached R.G.A., was killed on the Western front on 5th May. Mr Hardy resigned from the pastorate of the Frizinghall Congregational Church last June to take up the position of chaplain to the forces. Before that he had served for seven months with the Y.M.C.A. on the Western battlefield. Aged 44 years, the reverend gentleman was educated at New College, London, and began his ministry in 1906 at Stockton on Tees, afterwards accepting the pastorate of the Hulme Congregational Church, Manchester. He came to Frizinghall in January 1914. While in the Bradford district, Mr Hardy made himself very popular, his cheerful disposition endearing him to all with whom he became associated. Many testimonies to the helpful effect of his light-hearted and pleasant demeanour have from time to time been received from soldiers in France who benefited by his ministrations. It has been said of him that he had a smile for everybody and he possessed just those characteristics calculated to hearten and cheer the lads in their arduous work on the battlefield. Shipley Times & Express 17 May 1918
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