WW1 - Pte E Harding
This is someone I knew that served in the first world war. His name on his medals is Pte. E.Harding and he was a relative of the prominent Kaye family of our town, which included the Mayor Mr. W. Kaye.
Private Harding was one might say, lucky enough to return home from the Great War 1914 – 1918, but not without problems to his health. He came home with something that was not recognised at the time, but latterly it has been diagnosed as Shell Shocked. The poor man suffered this illness for quite some time, before the powers that be placed Mr Harding in an Asylum. [For anyone who doesn’t know what an Asylum was like in the early 1900’s, they should read about them on the internet]. Mr. Harding died in the Asylum shortly afterwards, a forgotten Hero.