HAYS, Ernest John
(Service number 40810)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 2 May 1892 Place of Birth Ladbrooke

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Willowbridge
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Annie Elizabeth VOSS (aunt), Willowbridge, South Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements H Company
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Navua
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 17 August 1959 Age 67 years
Place of Death Willowbridge
Notices Timaru Herald, 18 August 1959
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference RSA Area, Block 68
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Ernest John Hays was the son of John and Anna Helena (née Voss) Hays. His brother Frederick Hays (58528) also served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 May 2017]; Waimate Lawn Cemetery burial record (Waimate District Council) [16 May 2017]

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