Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Michael Alan Hardy

In memory of:

Able Seaman Michael Alan Hardy

October 23, 1969

Military Service


Service Number:

58548-H

Age:

21

Force:

Navy

Unit:

HMCS Kootenay

Additional Information


Born:

July 22, 1948
Sarnia, Ontario

Enlistment:

July 30, 1965
London, Ontario

Son of Alan and Helen (nee Dunford) of Sarnia, Ontario. Brother of Linda and Debra. Husband of Sandra Faye (nee Edward) Hardy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 147 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Plot 5, Grave 224008, Row Alpha

Location:

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker
  • Stained Glass Window– Photo Credit: Marilyn Gurney 
This memorial stained glass window at St. Brendan's Chapel, CFB Halifax, Halifax, NS is dedicated to the nine men mentioned on the plaque who were killed in an explosion on board the H.M.C.S. Kootenay.

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[stained glass window/vitrail]
TO BE WORTHY OF THOSE WHO SERVED BEFORE US

[plaque/plaque]
HMCS KOOTENAY OCTOBER 23 1969
IN MEMORY
[9 names are listed, but are not clear in the photo./9 noms sont inscrits, mais ils ne sont pas clairs sur la photo.]
William Alfred Boudreau; Pierre Serge Bourret; Thomas Gordon Crabbe; Nelson Murray Galloway; Michael Alan Hardy;   
Eric George Harman; Gary Wayne Hutton; Vaino Olavi  Partanen; Lewis John  Stringer  

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=6311

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