William Hayward

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 17 October 1888 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to William Hayward, a groom, and his wife Mary. He married Edith Annie Elliot on 30 October 1910 in St. Mary’s on …


Ernest Reio Hayward

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 26 June 1880 in Bridgnorth, Shropshire and baptised on 25 July in the same year in Worfield, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child of George Hayward, a brewer’s drayman, and his wife Mary Ann. He married …


John Wilfrid Hayward

Royal Air Force

Personal Details 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 …


Herbert Hayward

Personal Details Born: 8 May 1898. Family: The first son of Thomas and Lizzie Hayward of Tybroughton, Flintshire, Wales. Residence: In 1939 he was living at Eglwys Cross, Flintshire, Wales. Civilian Occupation: In 1939 his occupation was rabbit trapper. Military Details Regiment: Royal …


Charles Hayward

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 12 January 1893 in Adderley, Shropshire. Family: The second son of Samuel and Ann Hayward of Blackwaters, Eccleshall, Staffordshire. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 Charles was working as a waggoner on a farm. Five years later his occupation was …


Enlisted January 1915

Mechanical Transport Drivers – William John Dodsworth & John Henry Williams Horse Transport Transport Drivers – William A. Kilgarriff, Herbert Roberts, John Hayward, William Arthur Dawson, Alfred Fowles, George Fowles, Arthur Chidlow & Thomas Stockton