Frederick Percy Hardy, born at Blandford Forum, Dorset on 26 June 1880, and died at King’s Cross railway station, London, on 9 March 1916, was a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Somerset.
Hardy’s death is something of a mystery. He was, in the words of Wisden’s 1917 edition, “found dead on the floor of a lavatory at King’s Cross station (G.N.R.)… His throat was cut and a blood-stained knife was by his side.” Hardy was serving with the City of London Yeomanry at the time. The historian David Foot wrote that the knife was Hardy’s own and that the death was suicide brought on by distress at being sent back to the World War I battlefield.
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