Mexborough and Swinton Times November 17, 1917
Private R Hardacre
Mrs Boulton of North Cliff Road, Conisbrough, has been notified that her son, Private Rufus Hardacre (Manchester Regiment) died in hospital in France on October 30, from wounds received on October 12.
He was 27 years of age, and before enlistment was employed at Messrs Kilner’s Glass bottle works, Conisbrough, and formerly of the Great Central Railway.
He was well known and esteemed in Conisbrough, where he was an enthusiastic worker for the local hospitals