Birth date: 1898
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death date: 05 August 1944
Death place: Australia
Final rank: Private
Service number: N103951 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 22nd Garrison Battalion

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.

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  • Rank: Private
  • Date of Death: 05 August 1944
  • Unit: 22nd Garrison Battalion
  • Recommended for: George Cross
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Awarded: George Cross
  • Unit: 22nd Garrison Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

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Date of birth 1898
Date of death 1944-08-05