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Walter Robert HAYES

Regimental number1282
Place of birthLondon
Place of birthLenton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKenwick Park, Maddington, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 8"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Louisa Hayes, Kenwick Park, Maddington, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Mary HAYES
Discharge date20 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, Fromelles, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, face: slight), and admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 22 July 1916; to England, 22 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 23 July 1916; transferred to Red Cross Hospital, Esher, 15 September 1916; discharged from 3rd London General Hospital to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 10 October 1916.

Granted furlough, 11 October 1916; reported back to No 1 Command Depot from furlough, 27 October 1916.

Reclassified C1, 30 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Saxon', 11 December 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 20 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: age), Perth, 20 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 January 1933
Age at death64
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAYES Walter Robert

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