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Charles HAYES

Regimental number1970
Place of birthCorryong, Victoria
Other NamesWILLIAMS, William Henry
SchoolCorryong Public School, Corryong, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressLancelot Street, Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinMrs R Atherton, Lancelot Street, Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Light Horse and the 44th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date28 December 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName state to be William Henry Williams on RoHc, but enlisted as Charles Hayes.
FateKilled in Action 1 December 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 2), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Martha WILLIAMS. See Williams, W.H. the true family name
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Anzac, 14 June 1915.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1915 (gun shot wound, left thigh); transferred to No 1 General Hospital, Luna Park, Egypt, 14 August 1915; to No 2 Auxiliary Convalescent Hospital, Cairo, 14 August 1915; discharged to duty, 20 September 1915.

Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 20 October 1915; rejoined Bn, Anzac, 30 October 1915.

Killed in action, 1 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: William Henry WILLIAMS
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAYES Charles

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