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 the Hill Parish Church, Chester, Cheshire; no children can be confirmed for the marriage.

Residence: In 1901 he was living at 60 Nantwich Road, Fairhams Row, Monks Coppenhall, Cheshire; at the time of his marriage in 1910 he was living at 39 Overleigh Road, Chester. In 1911 he was living at 19 Nicholas Street, Chester; by 1915 the family had moved to 16 Lyon Street, Newtown, Chester. In 1939 he lived at 16 Cornwall Street, Chester; this was his address at the time of his death.

Employment: In 1911 he was a coachman; in 1915 he was a fitter’s labourer and in 1939 a  labourer.

Died: 6 February 1962, age 74, in Chester.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Rank: Private

Service Number: 121235

Date of Enlistment: 16 November 1915

Date of Discharge: 19 November 1915

Reason for Discharge: Unlikely to become an efficient soldier

Medals and Awards

None awarded


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