Private 82972 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Ernest Hardwick was born in Dublin in 1895. The census records that in 1911 he was a chemistís appentice, and was living with his parents who ran the Fox and Hounds Inn in Crookham.
A form sent in to the Ash War Memorial commitee states that Ernest Hardwick served for 2 years and 9 months and was a signaller. The Army Register of Soldiersí Effects records that Ernestís mother was called Susan.
He was the only son of E. and S. Hardwick of Ash Vale, and the Electoral Register for 1918 lists Ernest and Susan Hardwick at Ashford House, Frimley Road.
Ernestís medals card records that he was formerly in the Royal West Kent Regiment (7290).