No.5025 Timothy Edmund Hardiman
Timothy Edmund Hardiman was born about 1878 to John Hardiman and Catherine Corbett. He was one of fifteen children:
- Thomas Corbett,
- Mary Anne,
- Patrick Albert,
- Ellen Teresa,
- John Francis,
- Michael Francis,
- Margaret Louisa,
- Gertrude and
Timothy enlisted into the Army at Seymour on 1 March 1916. He was aged 34 years and 2 months and was 5 feet 9 and one quarter inches tall. Timothy weighed 140 pounds and had a chest measurement of 33 to 34 and a half inches. His complexion was sallow, with hazel eyes and grey hair. All of this was recorded at the time of his enlistment.
Timothy travelled overseas to France and was with 22nd Battalion on 3 September 1916. On 19 January 1917, he went to hospital sick and then embarked for England from Havre on 25 January 1917. He was in hospital for another seven months. There is a note in his army records to say that he was evacuated from France with dislocation of the left knee and has been in hospital ever since. He left England to go to Australia on 25 August 1917 with the reason given was senility.
Timothy was discharged from the Army on 28 November 1917. Timothy's mother, Catherine died in Bendigo in October 1918.
In 1919, Timothy was still living in Bendigo street with his siblings James Bernard, Gertrude and Ellen Teresa. Electoral rolls have him living by himself in Echuca in 1924, Corangmite, Landsborough in 1942 and Wimmera, Dunnolly in 1949.
Timothy died in Elmore, Victoria on 12 August 1952, aged 74 years.
Medals & Entitlements:
- British War Medal
- Victory Medal
National Archives of Australia