HAYES, James Joseph
(Service number 53783)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Corporal


Date 19 November 1883 Place of Birth Lawrence

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Omarama
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miss Mary HAYES (sister), Club Hotel, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
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 July 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

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

Bank manager


Date 6 January 1968 Age 84 years
Place of Death North Taieri
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Block 155, Plot 1
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Joseph Hayes was born on 19 November 1883 at Lawrence, the son of James and Mary Hayes. He was a farm labourer at Omarama, Timaru, when his name was drawn in the military Service Ballot late in 1916. He gave his occupation as ploughman on enlisting, and named his sister as next-of kin – Miss Mary Hayes, Club Hotel, Timaru. Both his parents were by then deceased.

John Philip Hayes, a brother, also served in World War I, and James is buried with him at Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 September 2020]; Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, burial record & headstone image (Dunedin City Council) [01 October 2020]; Star, 15 December 1916 (Papers Past) [28 September 2020]

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