Reginald Charles HAYDEN MM


HAYDEN, Reginald Charles

Service Number: 731
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Casino, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Coonamble, New South Wales,Australia, 11 August 1894
Home Town: Casino, Richmond Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cab driver
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 November 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Casino and District Memorial Hospital WW1 Roll of Honour, Coonamble Municipality and Wingadee Shire HR
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 731, Casino, New South Wales
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 731, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 731, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 731, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 May 1915: Wounded 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Evacuated to Egypt
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 731, 49th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
2 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 49th Infantry Battalion
24 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 731, 49th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

Recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal (awarded MM)

"I wish to bring to your attention the good work done by this NCO, who did excellent service taking messages when all other communication was cut off. This NCO showed great gallantry under very heavy fire, and an utter disregard for danger throughout the time the Battalion occupied the front line. "

Recommended by CO 49th Battalion. Subsequently awarded the Military Medal

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