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  • Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Beccles Suffolk
He was the son of William and Marianne Hayward. His effects were left to his parents -£11/15s/5d to his father and a £5 gratuity to his mother.
In 1911 he was serving at Crownhill Barracks Devon with 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
31 Dec 1914
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857671 - CWGC Website
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Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Arthur Laurence Hayward enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) in late 1908 or early 1909 and was posted to 2nd Battalion. He did not go to France with them, therefore was probably in reserve by 1914. He went to France with 1st Battalion on 4 November 1914. The battalion occupied the trenches on the final day of 1914. Weather was damp and cold, although the trenches had 'quantities' of water in them and one portion had to be abandoned. It is likely that Arthur was buried behind the trench line and his body later lost. He therefore has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.
In Memoriam 31st December 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post: “HAYWARD. – In loving memory of our dear son, Arthur Lawrence, killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, December 31st, 1914.” In Memoriam courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Photo published 29/1/1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post - Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • Photo by John Morse
    Le Touret Memorial - Photo by John Morse