HAY, Charles Frederick
(Service number 73501)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 6 May 1885 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date 4 April 1917 Age 32 years
Address at Enlistment Cheviot
Occupation Saddler
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single, then married. Married Ruth STEVENS on 24 October 1917 at Kaponga, Taranaki. Child - Lucy Jane HAY born on 11 May 1918 at Ashburton.
Next of Kin Mrs R. HAY (wife), 145 Peter Street, Ashburton
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 10½ inches. Weight 154 lbs. Chest measurement 36-38 inches. Complexion fair/medium. Eyes blue. Hair black. Sight - right eye 6/6, left eye 6/18. Hearing and colour vision both good. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart and lungs normal. Free from hernia, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Not free of varicocele. Good bodily and mental health. Slight defects but not sufficient to cause rejection - ?....infra. No fits. No notification for consumtion. No treatment in a sanatorium or mental institution. No absence from work through ill-health or accident. Disability - physique; varicocele. Initially Class C2. Fit for saddlers work.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 40th Reinforcements, E Company
Date 10 July 1918
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal
Military Awards

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date 17 September 1919 Reason Termination of period of Engagement.

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Post-war Occupations


Date 8 June 1956 Age 71 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Purewa Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference Block J, Row 8, Plot 17
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles Frederick HAY was born on 6 May 1885 at Pleasant Point, the third son John HAY and Frances Caroline née CRUSE. He was a brother of Peter HAY who was killed in action in 1917 at Ypres, Belgium.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Darabase [29 March 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0052395) [30 March 2016]; Press, 20 December 1910, 7 July 1915, Star, 14 March 1917, Wanganui Chronicle, 22 February 1913, 5 February 1916, Star, 14 March 1917, Otago Daily Times, 6 August 1919 (Papers Past) [30 March 2016]

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