Company Sergeant Major James Hardie

Company Sergeant Major James Hardie, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles. He was killed in action on 14th September 1918 during the “Advance to Victory” aged 39. He was the son of John and Charlott Hardie of High Street, Earlston and the husband of Janet Hardie of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial. ( on the C.W.G.C. site his rank is given as Private ). The photographs show Allied troops during the advance against the retreating German army in the final 100 days of the War. The final photo shows victorious Canadian troops entering the Town of Mons which they had captured in November 1918. It was here that the British army had fought its first Battle on 23rd August 1914. The wheel had come full circle.

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