CampaignGroup to 4915656 RFN J Hardy Royal Ulster Rifles / Likely a Chindit during WW2
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John Thomas Hardy was born in Rotherham on 7th April 1920. He was a pre-WW2 regular, serving with the South Staffordshire Regiment. During the Second World War, he fought in Burma with the 1st battalion and served with 77th Indian Brigade, its likley he served as a Chindit during the second Chindit operation in 1944. They flew in by glider and were key figures in the battle at Pagoda Hill, during which Lieutenant Cairns won his Victoria Cross. The engagement was brutal hand to hand combat. The unit was then changed to a Parachute battalion, however, it never saw action.
Hardy was transferred to the Royal Ulster Rifles and served during the Korean War. The group comes complete with Army pay book, original army certificate of education September 1939 named to 4915656 Private J T Hardy South Staffordshire Regiment, an original airmail letter sent to his family from Burma 1944.
Second World War medals confirmed in pay book.
Queens Korea is correctly impressed = 4915656 RFN. J. Hardy. R.U.R.