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Henry Alfred HAYES

Regimental number834
Place of birthEuroa Vic
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressStrathbogie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Joseph Hayes, Strathbogie, Victoria
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and good work during the attack upon Estrees on 3 October 1918. In command of a section he attacked an enemy post with bombs, killing many of the enemy. He personally captured one officer and twenty nine other prisoners. He then continued further, securing four more prisoners and killing several of the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 February 1966
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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