Ernest Walter HAYES

Regimental number2021
Place of birthPetersham, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street High School, Sydney, New South Wales
OccupationUniversity student
AddressMilray Street, Lindfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Ernest George Hayes, c/o The Treasury, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets. Fort Street High School and Sydney University Scouts.
Enlistment date20 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 September 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death20
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Kathleen HAYES, Colonial Treasury, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin to Sgt Harold A Barry, Gallipoli and killed at Hembaix
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal