Robert HAYES

HAYES, Robert

Service Number: 553
Enlisted: 27 August 1916, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 21st Machine Gun Company
Born: Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Lavender Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Victoria, Australia, 21 August 1977, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 553, 1st Machine Gun Company, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
6 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, 553, 1st Machine Gun Company
6 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, 553, 1st Machine Gun Company, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
10 May 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 21st Machine Gun Company , From 1st Machine Gun Company
8 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 21st Machine Gun Company
10 Sep 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 553, 21st Machine Gun Company , Discharged at the 2nd Military District as medically unfit due to shell concussion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William John Hayes and Martha A. Hayes of Lavender Street, Lavender Bay, NSW formerly of Parkes NSW

Commenced return to Australia on 6 May 1918 aboard HT Suevic disembaking on 8 June 1918

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal