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.


Derbyshire Times

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.


The artwork dedicated to Joseph was unveiled in July 2020 in Zone 2, see the map here. You can watch a short commemorative film here.


Other Information

Markham Colliery 1938 disaster

List of miners killed and injured in the 1938 disaster

List of miners killed in the 1938 disaster who were buried in Staveley


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