Chelmsford City Council has named a road in Chelmsford Hardy Close after Lance Corporal Scott Hardy from 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, who was Killed in Action in Afghanistan on Tuesday 16 March 2010.
Lance Corporal Scott Hardy, aged 26, was born and raised in Chelmsford. A bricklayer before joining the Army, he excelled at the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick. He passed out of training in May 2007 and was deployed to Afghanistan three weeks later.
The street name was unveiled by the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Paul Hutchinson, along with Scott s father, Ian Hardy, during a ceremony at the street s nameplate on Saturday 2 April. Also present were members of the Royal Anglian Regiment.
Ian Hardy spoke of his pride towards his son as he unveiled the road sign for Hardy Close on Saturday. Councillor Paul Hutchinson added: Street names are often chosen to remember major local figures in industry, politics and society. We consider those who fought to protect Chelmsford as important as any leader or inventor, and this is our city s way of providing a lasting tribute to them.