1938 – Hardy, Joseph
Joseph Hardy was a Contractor and had only worked at Markham for one year. He had served in the Great War as a Lance Corporal N.C.O.
He left a widow and four sons. He was 37 years old.
Mr Joe Hardy (36), of 239, Chesterfield Road, Staveley, was accorded military honours. He was an N.C.O. in 361 Company 40th A.A, Bn, commanding a searchlight detachment as a lance-corporal. After a period of unemployment, he found work at Markham about a year ago. Members of 361 Company under the command of Lt P Chessewright, accompanied the coffin, which was draped with the Union Jack. A service in Trinity Methodist Church was conducted by the Rev. R. A. Crozier.and the hymns “Rock of Ages” and “Jesus, Lover of my Soul” were sung.
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