This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hardiman's Hotel, formerly the Clarence Hotel

Hardiman's Hotel, Macaulay Road, Kensington, was formerly the Clarence Hotel, and home of three Hardiman brothers who enlisted in the Great War.   This is one of the sites we will be visiting on tomorrow's heritage walk.
Kevin Hardiman was badly wounded in France in 1917 and had his leg amputated.
Gerald Hardiman was wounded at Lone Pine, and discharged from the AIF in 1916, medically unfit.

The third brother, Robert Vincent Hardiman, who was the manager of the hotel when he enlisted at the age of 23 in 1917, went to Rabaul with the Naval and Military Expeditionary Force.  He was discharged in December 1918 when the AIF was demobilised, and died five months later.

No comments:

Post a Comment