John Herbert Hardy

Brigadier John Herbert Hardy CBE, MC (18 September 1893 – 3 August 1969) was a British Army officer who served as colonel of the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster).

John Herbert Hardy
Born18 September 1893
Died3 August 1969
Lancaster
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
RankBrigadier
Commands held2nd Bn King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Libyan Arab Force
Nile Valley Area
Iraqi Levies in ‘Paiforce’
Mersey Sub-District
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsCommander of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross

Military careerEdit

Hardy was commissioned as a lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion of the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) on 28 November 1913.[1] He served in the First World War and was seconded to the Egyptian Army in 1917.[1] He served in the Second World War as commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion of the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) from August 1939, as Second in Command of the Island of Cyprus from April 1941 and as commander of the Libyan Arab Force from July 1941.[1] He went on to be commander of the Nile Valley Area in August 1942, commander of the Iraqi Levies in ‘Paiforce’ in October 1942 and commander of the Mersey Defences and Mersey Sub-District in February 1944.[1] He also served as colonel of the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) (1947–57).[1]

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1946 New Year Honours.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Brigadier John Herbert Hardy CBE MC". King's Own Royal Regiment Museum Lancaster. Archived from the original on 6 February 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ "No. 37407". The London Gazette. 1 January 1946. p. 17.
Military offices
Preceded by
Russell Mortimer Luckock
Colonel of the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
1947–1957
Succeeded by
Richard Neville Anderson