The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Hayes


Private John HAYES, G/12545, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 12th October 1917, age 37.

8th July 1880, born 24 Cleveland Street, St Pancras, London, son of Clara & John Hayes.

25th December 1903, Parish Church of Saint Pancras London, John Hayes, bachelor, age 23, pastry cook, 15, Chapel Grove, St Pancras, London, father James Hayes, boot maker, married Mary Annie Astell, age 25, spinster, 15, Chapel Grove, father Edmund Astell, house painter.

Children - Ada Maud Hayes, born 25th July 1906, Barnet, London; Edmund John Hayes, born 27th August 1907, Barnet, London.

Enlisted  Sevenoaks, Kent, age 35 years & 7 months, height 5ft 3¾ inches.  Resided Otford, Kent.

Home 28th February 1916 to 20th July 1916; BEF 21st July 1916 to 12th October 1917.

28th February 1916, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th March 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;

19th May 1916, order for stoppage of pay at the rate of six pence a day, to support wife & two children, against a Magistrates Order dated 21st April 1910 of 11/- a week. When all the arrears which have accrued under the Magistrates Order have been paid off , the stoppage of pay if in excess of the amount ordered to be paid by the Magistrates, will be reduced to the amount of their order; 

21st July 1916, posted BEF/ embarked / Infantry Base Depot / posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th August 1916, joined Battalion In the Field; 3rd September 1916, Boulogne, 3rd Canadian General Hospital, orchitis; 9th November 1916, proceeded to join 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

13th May 1918, pension of 25/5 a week awarded to widow & two children.

26th September 1921, British War & Victory Medal forwarded by Registered Post to * Mr Harry Lampkin, Rhode House, London, Road, Sittingbourne, Kent. * Father in Law.

Buried at Cement House Cemetery, VI. D. 24., Belgium.

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