2724687 S W HARDY, 1 Irish Guards

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    Army Number: 2724687
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: S W HARDY
    Unit: Irish Guards

    London Gazette : 7 January 1949
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38505/supplement/129/data.pdf
    The War Office, 7th January, 1949.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th September, 1947—26th March, 1948:
    I. G'ds
    2724687 Gdsm. S. W. HARDY
     
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    I came across his medals for sale in a past auction:
    Date of Auction: 26th September 2018

    Sold for £300

    Estimate: £300 - £400


    Three: Guardsman S. Hardy, Irish Guards, M.I.D. for services in Palestine 1945-48



    France and Germany Star; War Medal 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48, M.I.D. Oak Leaf (2724587 Gdsm. S. Hardy. I. G.) contact marks, nearly very fine or better (3) £300-400

    Footnote

    Provenance: DNW, April 2003.


    M.I.D. London Gazette 7 January 1949:


    ‘In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th September, 1947 - 26th March, 1948.’


    Stanley William Hardy was born in Liverpool, in July 1926. He enlisted for the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, 8 May 1944. Hardy was posted to Holding Operational Commando, 16 August - 19 September 1945. He was M.I.D. for services as a Bren Gun Carrier Driver with the 1st Battalion in Palestine. Hardy died in Warrington, in October 1999.

    Sold with copied research.

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