Ernest Walter HAYES

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HAYES, Ernest Walter

Service Number: 2021
Enlisted: 20 November 1915, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Petersham, New South Wales, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Lindfield, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Fort Street High School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: University Student
Died: Wounds, Died of wounds, France, 2 September 1916
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 1V, Row A, Grave 5. Headstone inscription reads: Peace with loved ones far away in Jesus's keeping we are safe and they, Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Warloy-Baillon, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Petersham Fort Street High School Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

20 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2021, 47th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
18 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2021, 31st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
18 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2021, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
24 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 47th Infantry Battalion
2 Sep 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2021, 47th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Ernest George Hayes and Kathleen Hayes of Colonial Treasury, Sydney, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal