Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Wallace George Hardman

Photo of Wallace George Hardman
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1911 - 1914.

Regiment: Manchester Regt.
Died: 09 January 1917 aged 20 in Iraq. Killed in action near Kut.
Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery XX1 D 11

Born: March 12th 1897 at 37 Spring Street, Oldham. Son of Mrs. Wilhemina I. Hardman, of Grove View, Delph, near Oldham and 15, Charlbury Rd., Oxford, and the late James Hardman, M.A. 2 brothers (James and Andrew), 1 sister (Catherine).
Went to Manchester University: 1914, Student, Textile Industries; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to March 1915. Gazetted 26 March 1915 [LG 26 March 1915, page 2993]; 13th Battalion Manchester Regiment; 2nd Lieutenant; Mesopotamia.

'Wallace Hardman came to Malvern from Mr. Lynam's School like many other excellent fellows and, though he was never a very prominent boy, his manliness and common-sense made him respected and liked, and he bade fair to turn out a very sound and useful man.
His commanding officer, wrote: "Your son was shot through the head and died instantaneously while gallantly leading his men in an attack on the morning of January 9th. His conduct during the attack in its earlier stages was so gallant that I intend to mention his name particularly when the next despatches are sent in, as, in conjunction with several others, he succeeded in saving what at one time looked like a very dangerous situation."' (Malvernian, Mar & Apr 1917).

Embarked Bombay: 7-8-16
Disembarked at Busra: 12-8-16
Dragon School
Service record:WO 339/37962

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