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Edward John HAYWARD

Regimental number15692
Place of birthAuckland New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address19 Broadstairs Street, Balmain East, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Hayward, 19 Broadstairs Street, Balmain East, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 5, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/112/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 29th October 1917 the wagon lines of the 38th Battery (South East of YPRES) were heavily shelled. Undeterred by the heavy shell fire, Gunner E.J. HAYWARD removed a wounded comrade to a place of safety and then returned and removed five horses from the shelled area. His gallant conduct undoubtedly saved the life of his comrade and some valuable horses and was also a splendid example to all ranks in the vicinity.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 March 1950

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