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Hugh Nevill Hardy

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 03 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p252
  1. Simon Hardy

Hugh Nevill Hardy (“Hugh”), who has died at the age of 98, was a dedicated and much loved GP in the village of Forest Row in East Sussex from 1954 to 1987.

Hugh was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham. His father, Thomas Lionel Hardy, was an eminent and pioneering gastroenterologist.

After schooling in Sussex and Hertfordshire, Hugh joined the Home Guard as a cadet and by the winter of 1943 he was a lieutenant in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and heading to fight in southern Italy. After some intense fighting he was captured and spent just over a year as a prisoner of war in Germany. He was 21. Like so many of …

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