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Asfordby, Leicestershire.
Bertie [Bert] Cecil Hayward was the son of Thomas Hayward and Alice Lowe who married at Nottingham in 1891. Their two children were: Laura Florence (b.1892) and Bertie Cecil [Haywood] (b.1895). The family lived at 50 Carlingford Road, Hucknall [C.1901]; 25 Glentworth Road, Radford [C.1911 & CWGC]. Thomas Hayward, who worked as a railway signalman, died at Nottingham, aged 71 in 1936. His wife, Alice, had predeceased him, dying at Nottingham in 1919, aged 56.
Learner in bobbin & carriage trade (1911) Soap Presser (Army Records 1915)
10 Oct 1917
839082 - CWGC Website
25 Glentworth Road, Radford, Nottingham.
9th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Enlisted at Nottingham on 10 December 1915; placed in the Army Reserve until 28 April 1916 when assigned to the 3rd Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment [Service No.44511]; later transferred to 1st Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment; admitted to hospital for 45 days on 10 June 1916; posted to 9th Bn Leicestershire Regiment on 29 September 1916; suffered wound to foot on 20 November 1916 and subsequently sent to the 18th General Hospital; rejoined his regiment on 1 January 1917; killed in action; as his body was not recovered his name was added to the Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
In memoriam published 10th October 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HAYWARD. – In loving memory of Bert Hayward, killed in action October 1917. We cannot call them back again, I only wish we could; but whilst we live on earth thou has our everlasting love. – Dad, Laura.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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