Albert John HAYES

HAYES, Albert John

Service Number: 466
Enlisted: 15 May 1916, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Company
Born: Longwood, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Erskineville, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: East Melbourne, Victoria, 1924, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Auburn Public School WW1 Honour Roll, Euroa Telegraph Park
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 466, 1st Machine Gun Company, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 466, 1st Machine Gun Company
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 466, 1st Machine Gun Company, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
5 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 466, 1st Machine Gun Company, Severe wound to the left shoulder. Tranfserred to England on 26 May 1917 aboard HS Western Australia from Rouen
14 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 466, 1st Machine Gun Company, Discharged at the 2nd Military District as medically unfit due to deafness

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

At the time of enlistment he was residing in George Street, Erskineville, NSW

Son of John Hayes and Mary Hayes of Hunter Street, Auburn, Victoria

Served his apprenticeship os five years with Challingworth Burnley of Melbourne

Commenced return to Australia on 11 December 1918 aboard HT Saxon disembarking on 1 February 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal