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Nottingham
He was the husband of Mary Elizabeth Hayes and the father of Albert Edward and Mary Elizabeth Hayes. In 1911 they lived at 20 Haywood Street, Sneinton Nottingham.
In 1911 he was a night soil drayman.
10 Apr 1918
38
870974 - CWGC Website
43038
Lance Corporal
4th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
This was a Special Reserve Battalion. Special Reserve This was a form of part-time soldiering, in some ways similar to the Territorial Force. Men would enlist into the Special Reserve for 6 years and had to accept the possibility of being called up in the event of a general mobilisation and otherwise undertake all the same conditions as men of the Army Reserve. Their period as a Special Reservist started with six months full-time training (paid the same as a regular) and they had 3-4 weeks training per year thereafter. A man who had not served as a regular could extend his SR service by up to four years but could not serve beyond the age of 40. A former regular soldier who had completed his Army Reserve term could also re-enlist as a Special Reservist and serve up to the age of 42.
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