Private Benjamin Gower Hardy

Service number N103951
Birth Date 1898
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death Date 05 August 1944
Death Place Australia
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Army
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1950-09-01
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1950-09-07
Description

Born in Sydney, Ben Hardy (1898-1944) was a 43-year-old motor driver when he enlisted in late 1941. The George Cross, posthumously awarded for his bravery in confronting a prisoner-of-war breakout, was presented to his sister in 1952.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    22nd Garrison Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Private
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    22nd Garrison Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Private
    London Gazette
    01 September 1950 on page 4431 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    07 September 1950 on page 2229 at position 1

Timeline

Date of birth 1898
Date of death 05 August 1944