John Joseph Hayes, MM



Jun 6, 1897

Born at London England


Jan 15, 1917

Attested into the 207th Battalion at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      Number 246823

Ø      Next of kin given as Miss K Hayes (sister) of 13 Rue Volney Angus Maine St, Paris France

Ø      Previous occupation given as Bellman at the Rideau Club, Ottawa

o       Later recorded as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


Jan 18, 1917

The 207th Battalion departed from Ottawa by train for Nova Scotia


Jan 20, 1917

The Battalion detrained at Amherst Nova Scotia and proceeded to barracks for further training


May 28, 1917

The Battalion departed Amherst for Halifax


Jun 2, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia


Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded by train to the Seaford Camp


Jun 10, 1917

The Battalion was absorbed into the 7th Reserve Battalion at Seaford and training was continued


Sep 12, 1917

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Sep 13, 1917

Arrived at 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Sep 27, 1917

Left 2 CIBD and arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Villers Au Bois


Oct 9, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field and assigned to No 4 Platoon of “A” Company to be employed as a Stretcher Bearer 

The 21st Battalion was in the Front Line trenches in the Chaudier Section


Jan 19, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Feb 1, 1918

Rejoined the Battalion from leave


Apr 1, 1918

Received a shrapnel wound to his right arm and was admitted to No 2 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance).  Overnight he was transferred to No 8 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Apr 2, 1918

Transferred via No 10 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to No 18 General Hospital at Camiers


Apr 6, 1918

Transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot at Etaples


Apr 8, 1918

Discharged to the Depot at Etaples


Apr 9, 1918

TOS 2 CIBD at Etaples


Apr 19, 1918

Left for CC Rein C


Apr 20, 1918

Arrived at the CC Rein C at Villers Au Bois


May 10, 1918

Left CC Rein C to join unit


May 12, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion  

The Battalion was in the front line trenches in the Mercatel Section


Oct 11, 1918

Wounded in the face and admitted to No 9 CFA


Oct 12, 1918

Transferred to No 1 CCS then transferred via No 22 Ambulance Train and admitted to No 18 General Hospital at Camiers


Oct 19, 1918

Transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot at Etaples


Nov 21, 1918

Discharged to the Base Depot


Nov 22, 1918

Arrived at 2 CIBD and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Nov 27, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C at Villers Au Bois


Jan 5, 1919

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 8, 1919

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and placed On Command to the Canadian Concentration Camp pending return to Canada


Feb 11, 1919

Awarded the Military Medal per London Gazette #31173


This was awarded for his actions on August 28, 1918 while acting as a stretcher bearer bringing in wounded soldiers from the battlefield east of Arras


Mar 8, 1919

TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 10, 1919

TOS the 3rd District Depot at Rhyl pending return to Canada


May 3, 1919

Embarked the SS Mauretania at Southampton


Posted to Military District #3


May 9, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Ottawa Ontario


May 12, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      Rank on Discharge Private

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 190217

Ø      Proposed residence on Discharge Ottawa Ontario 

In 1933 he had his right leg amputated at the Westminster Hospital at London Ontario.


Jun 17, 1938

British War Medal and Victory Medals were delivered to him by hand at 292 5th Avenue, Ottawa Ontario


Jul 15, 1954

Died at the Rideau Health & Occupational Centre, Billings Bridge, Ottawa Ontario

Notre Dame Cemetery
Ottawa ON

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