Born: 7 June 1891.
Family: The first child of John and Elizabeth Hayward of 147 Alkington Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. John married Elsie E Thomas in July 1925 and together they had one child, Norman.
Civilian Occupation: In 1911 John was a coach builder’s apprentice and continued with this trade throughout his life.
Residence: The 1939 Register shows the family living at 7 Leonard Street, Chester, Cheshire where they continued to live until John’s death.
Died: On 26 November 1951 aged 61.
Other Information: On John’s service record his next of kin is his wife Elsie, although records would show he did not marry Elsie until 1925.
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Service Number: 229257
Date of Enlistment: 16 May 1917
Date of Discharge: 30 April 1920
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation
Other Information: He joined the Navy but was later transferred to the RAF in 1918.