HAYES, Edwin Claude
(Service number 3/2537)

First Rank Captain Last Rank Captain


Date 6 November 1878 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Medical practitioner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Two children
Next of Kin Mrs Alice HAYES (wife), Waimate, Canterbury
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

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 18th Reinforcements, New Zealand Medical Corps
Date 16 October 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Medical practitioner


Date *1952 Age
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated; ashes interred Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 227
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edwin Claude Hayes was the son of Alpheus and Anna Keziah (née Groves) Hayes. He married Alice Middleton on 27 December 1911 at Waimate. They had two daughters – Helen born on 15 September 1912 at Timaru and Margaret Anne born on 27 October 1913 at Waimate. Capt. E. C. Hayes returned home with Draft 191 of invalided soldiers by the “Remuera”, embarking at Liverpool on 7 September 1918 and arriving on 23 October. His brother John Wesley Hayes was called up.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [08 March 2020]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription & burial record; Evening Post, 14 October 1918, Sun, 14 October 1918 (Papers Past) [03 March 2020]

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