Charles Herbert Hayward

Jul 21, 1892

Born in Atworth, England to Frederick and Leah (nee May) Hayward


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59448 (temporary number 767)

Ø  Next of kin given as Frederick Hayward, father, Atworth, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Plumber

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “G” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer




Mar 8, 1916

While in a dugout in the front line N & O trenches near Voormezeele, Belgium, Private Hayward received shrapnel wounds to his face, both thighs and left arm.  He was evacuated to the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance for first aid before being transported to the No. 8 Casualty Clearing Station where some shrapnel was removed.


Mar 9, 1916

Transferred via the No. 15 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 1 Canadian General Hospital in Etaples, France where surgery was performed to remove shrapnel from both legs and his left arm.  Xrays show an incomplete fracture of the humerus bone in left arm.


Mar 12, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St. Patrick


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Taplow.

It was noted on admission that both thigh wounds were infected

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


May 15, 1916

Surgery performed to repair damage and to insert tubes for drainage of wounds


Aug 5, 1916

Transferred to the Hillingdon House Hospital in Uxbridge


Aug 14, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Aug 18, 1916

Attached to the 1st CCD (Canadian Command Depot) for 4 weeks physical training at the Monks Horton Hospital


Aug 23, 1916

Married to Daisy Emily Louise May in Neston, Wiltshire, England


Sep 29, 1916

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion in the Sandling Camp


Jan 4, 1917

Transferred to the newly formed 6th Reserve Battalion in the Sandling Camp.  Shortly after the formation of the battalion, it was moved to Seaford to train reinforcements for the front


Sep 11, 1917

Although married a year earlier, the marriage to Daisy May was officially approved


Oct 30, 1917

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)


Oct 31, 1917

Attached to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


Nov 6, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic in Liverpool



Nov 14, 1917

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario and Taken On Strength Military District #3 Casualty Company


Dec 1, 1917

Transferred to the #3 Special Service Company in Kingston


Feb 12, 1918

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Box 407 Bowmanville, Ontario

Following the end of the war, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Moor Green, Corsham, Wiltshire, England


Jul 29, 1973

Charles Hayward died in Neston, Corsham, Wiltshire, England


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