LEONARD HARDMAN Sapper RE d.13/5/1945 aged 28 1649041
LEONARD HARDMAN was the son of Richard and Ethel (née Tennant) Hardman and was born in the third quarter of 1916 in Barton district. He was also the husband of Bertha (née Merritt) Hardman, of Boothstown, Manchester. They were married in the first quarter of 1940, in Barton registration district. His home address was in Farnworth, but he died at Southmead Hospital, Westbury.
The role of the Royal Engineers was to maintain railways, roads, water supply and bridges. From 1940, they also disposed of bombs.
Researched and written by Paul R Speakman