HAYES, James Joseph
(Service number 53783)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Corporal|
|Date||19 November 1883||Place of Birth||Lawrence|
|Address at Enlistment||Omarama|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss Mary HAYES (sister), Club Hotel, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Reinforcements, H Company|
|Date||16 July 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|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|
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]
No documents available.
Researched and Written by
Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
Currently Assigned to
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.
Tell us more
Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!