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Captain, 25th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.

Died of wounds 11th March 1918, age 23.

Buried at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France.

Student of medicine.


 

Hardric was born in 1894 at Cardiff to John, a post office telephone manager, & Georgina Agnes Ashton. He educated at Dublin High School and Wyggeston School, Leicester. He joined Manchester University in 1913 to study medicine.

On the outbreak of was Hardric joined the University Officer Training Corps as an emergency cadet and was commissioned in October 1914 with the 4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. He spent some time attached to the 11st Battalion London Regiment before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps. On 27th February 1918 he was acting as observer in an De Havilland D.H. 4 that crashed at Lozinghem. He sustained a skull fracture and concussion and died a couple of weeks later at No. 23 Casualty Clearing Station, near Bruay. He left effects worth £217 to his father.