Far from the Front

West Calder and the Great War

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J Hardie

Local Soldier Dangerously Wounded


Mrs David Hardie, Mungle Street, West Calder, has been officially notified that her son Pte John Hardie, of the Wiltshire Regiment, has been seriously wounded by gunshot in the thigh. Pte Hardie enlisted two years ago, and has been nine months in France. In civil life he was employed as a grocer with West Calder Co-operative Society. Other two brothers are serving.


Midlothian Advertiser, March 29, 1918


In Memory of




1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment

who died on

Thursday, 28th March 1918. Age 26.


Additional Information: Eldest son of Allison Hardie, of 5, Mungle St., West Calder, Midlothian, and the late David Hardie.


Commemorative Information


Cemetery:  ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  P. VII. F. 35.


Location:  St. Sever Cemetery and Extension is situated about 3 kilometres south of Rouen Cathedral and a short distance west of the road from Rouen to Elbeuf.


CWGC website


HARDIE - Died of wounds on March 28th, Pte John Hardie, of Wiltshire Regiment, aged 26 years, eldest beloved son of the late David Hardie and Allison Hardie, 5 Mungle Street, West Calder.


Midlothian Advertiser, April 5, 1918


HARDIE - In loving memory of my dear son Pte John Hardie, 1st Wiltshires, who died of wounds in No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, on March 28th, 1918.