Person:Lawrence Hardy (6)

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Lawrence Lionel Hardy
m. 15 Aug 1863
  1. Florence M HardyAbt 1868 -
  2. Lawrence Lionel Hardy1869 - 1920
  3. Henry A HardyAbt 1874 -
  4. Horace H Hardy1875 -
  5. Charles L HardyAbt 1883 -
m. 11 Aug 1890
  1. Florence Bertha Hardy1890 - 1977
  2. Lawrence William Hardy1896 - 1976
  3. Gertrude Matilda Hardy1899 - 1909
  4. Grace Hardy1902 - 1978
  5. Elsie Louisa Hardy1904 - 1998
  6. Mildred Hardy1906 - 2002
  7. Frank Hardy1907 - 1984
Facts and Events
Name Lawrence Lionel Hardy
Alt Name Lionel
Gender Male
Birth[1] 13 May 1869 Westminster, Middlesex, England82 Tachbrook Street
Marriage 11 Aug 1890 Saint Peter Port, GuernseySalem Chapel, Vaubert,
to Bertha Louisa Setters
Death[2][3] 8 Nov 1920 Edmonton, Middlesex, England77 Bridport Road
References
  1. Birth Certificate - Lawrence Lionel Hardy. (Birth Certificate - Lawrence Lionel Hardy 1869 St John, Middlesex, Westminster.).

    Verified: YES

  2. Death Certificate - Lawrence Lionel Hardy. (1920 Edmonton, County of Middlesex).
  3. Edmonton Workhouse Creed Register.
  4.   Marriage Certificate - Swaine/Hardy. (1934, St George's Church, Southall, Ealing).
  5.   Census 1901 - 76 High Street, Hornsey.
  6.   Army List April 1893.
  7.   Military Files: Lawrence Lionel Hardy
    WO97/5044.

    The file contains a number of documents which in summary are:
    1) Attestation Record - filled up 6th April 1888 on entry at the Kingston depot of the East Surrey Regiment showing he was born in the parish of Pimlico, London, Middlesex. He was then 18 years old, a grocer by trade. He had not been an apprentice nor had he been imprisoned. His army number was 2353 and he was posted to the 2nd Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment.
    2) Medical Examination - Personal details: age physically equivalent to 19, height 5 ft 5 ins, weight 119 lbs, chest 33 ins, complexion: fair, eyes: grey, hair: dark brown, religion: C of E. Distinctive marks: "LFO" on right arm with anchor, cross, swords and dots. "LFO my love" on left forearm. Certified medically fit to enlist.
    3) Service Record in 2nd East Surrey Regt - Enlisted 4.4.88, granted 1st Good Conduct pay 4.4.90, appointed bandsman 26.10.91, granted 2nd Good Conduct pay award 4.4.94, transferred to Army Reserve 1.11.95 and discharged at the depot. "Re-called to Army Service under Special Army Order of 7th October 1899. 9.10.99"
    Discharged termination of engagement as a Private 30.6.01. Total Service: 13 years 88 days.
    4) Military History sheet -Home 4.4.88 - 22. 2.93 4 yrs 325 days
    Malta 23.2.93 - 28.10.95 2 239
    Home 29.10.95 - 20.10.99 3 35
    S. Africa 21.10.99 - 8. 8.00 292
    Home 9.8.00 - 30. 6.01 326
    Total 13 88
    Next of Kin: Father - Lawrence William Hardy, 34 Birchanger Road, South Norwood, Surrey
    Medals: South Africa - was paid the S Africa gratuity on discharge
    Married: Bertha L Setters St Peter Port
    Children: Lawrence W 19.9.96, Florence Bertha 20.12.90, Gertrude Matilda 25.2.99

  8.   Census 1871 - 11 Oakden Street, Lambeth. (RG 10/663).
  9.   Census 1881 - 7 St Johns Road, Regent Place, London.
  10.   Beaven (nee Laidman), Jill. Interview by Peter Swaine, September 2008. Transcript.

    When discussing details of Grandfather's treatment of Frank, Jill commented that Uncle Bill had been beaten for making mistakes when learning the cornet and that Florrie had also been used to physical abuse when he came home drunk. This suggests that his violent behaviour was not confined to the baby.

    I wonder how far the syphillis from which he finally died ten years later was already affecting his mind. Insanity and syphillis are linked and even though he was observed by the prison doctors, they may not have encountered the triggers to his violent behaviour.